European hospitals adopt digital x-ray in big way

November 2, 2009
Volume 31, Issue 11

Most of the general x-ray equipment currently being used in European hospitals is digital, according to a survey by InMedica, the medical branch of market research firm IMS Research.

Most of the general x-ray equipment currently being used in European hospitals is digital, according to a survey by InMedica, the medical branch of market research firm IMS Research.

The survey found that more than 95% of respondents use digital radiography systems. Mammography services are following suit. Sixty percent of breast imaging specialists consulted currently use a digitally based system. Many hospitals and imaging centers disclosed plans to upgrade existing equipment or purchase new digital systems.

Forty percent of respondents said they prefer flat-panel detectors with their full-field digital mammography systems, compared with 20% who choose computed radiography detectors.