Soft-copy reading surfaces in chiropractic clinics

December 1, 2005

Digital imaging continues to extend its reach throughout the medical enterprise and has entered the chiropractic arena. Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, made the transition from film-based radiography to computed radiography approximately two years ago. The college also has a PACS.

Digital imaging continues to extend its reach throughout the medical enterprise and has entered the chiropractic arena. Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, made the transition from film-based radiography to computed radiography approximately two years ago. The college also has a PACS.

The nonclinical advantages of digital imaging include ease of access, opportunity for collaboration, the presence of multiple access points, and image security. One of the biggest issues in digitizing chiropractic clinics is the learning curve. The lower end units finding their way into chiropractic establishments come with far less support than a $300,000 digital modality bought by a hospital.