Use of digital x-ray increasing

October 3, 2001

The adoption of digital imaging in healthcare is rising within integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and hospitals, according to a study released Sept. 26 by Atlanta-based Zesearch. While 68% of IDNs and independent hospitals indicated they have replaced

The adoption of digital imaging in healthcare is rising within integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and hospitals, according to a study released Sept. 26 by Atlanta-based Zesearch. While 68% of IDNs and independent hospitals indicated they have replaced at least a portion of their film or paper-based printing with a digital solution, they subsequently indicated a much less substantial percentage of their imaging is actually performed electronically, without the need for film or paper-based copies. The report, entitled “A Glimpse Into Digital Imaging in Healthcare,” details current and expected adoption rates, healthcare imaging by segment, enablers and barriers to trial and adoption, buying criteria, and imaging/PACS vendor and printer manufacturer recognition relative to digital imaging.