Have You Ever Thought About Digitizing Your X-Rays?
X-rays. We have all had one. They are a ubiquitous part of visiting the dentist, and, if you participated in contact sports, an unfortunate sidebar to getting hurt in competition.
We all know what they are, it’s always been a bit macabre to see the ghostly outline of a bone pictured in the image. The technology behind X-ray generation has changed significantly over the past years. What was once a radiograph on silver based film is now a digital image. That wasn’t always the case. In fact, there are countless millions of full sized patient X-rays in hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices all over the world.
Medical Records X-Ray Digitization
As the medical community has embraced digitizing traditional patient charts, many medical practices are excited about scanning their X-ray files as well.
There are several good reasons to consider this.
- X-ray’s are both large and heavy. They occupy significant space within a clinic. Once they are digitized, that space can be converted into treatment rooms or additional offices.
- Once scanned to a digital file, an X-ray image can become part of a patient’s electronic medical record and can be shared among practitioners.
- Over the life of a patient, which can be the statutory requirement to retain all medical records for that individual, improperly stored X-rays can be damaged by adverse environmental factors.
- Older X-rays contain a substantial amount of silver. Post digitization, this silver can be harvested and re-refined to provide a considerable recapture for the costs of conversion.
Vancouver X-Ray Digitization Company
If you would like to consider digitizing your existing X-rays, please visit our website https://www.microcomsys.com or call our Vancouver office at 1-800-663-6163 or 604.872.6771 for a free estimate.