Imaging

Mobile X-Ray

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Published on July 9, 2020
X-ray image of an artificial hip after surgery

Already early on, X-ray systems became mobile. Read how today, X-ray and computed tomography comes right to the patient’s bedside.

Mobile X-ray enables imaging and surgery control right at the patient’s bedside also in immobile patients.
Courtesy of Centre Hospitalier de Mouscron

Making All the Difference: High-Quality CT Scans Directly in the ICU

Intensive care patients with head injuries depend on fast, reliable imaging results. The conventional way involves transporting patients from the ICU to the radiology department. Imaging with mobile head CT scanners1 directly at the patient’s bedside reverses the process and simplifies the workflow, reduces risky transportations, and can help lower costs – while maintaining high-quality images.

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The Giraffe in Action

In mobile X-ray imaging, it is essential to have a flexible and powerful system that is always ready. UCHealth Greeley Hospital of Greeley, Colorado, USA, has installed two MOBILETT Elara Max systems: a standard model and a pediatric-friendly version featuring a giraffe design.

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How X-rays Went Mobile

Horses played a vital role in the early days of mobile X-ray, as they could not only pull carts with the X-ray equipment but also provide the electricity needed to operate it. As technology progressed, X-ray equipment became more mobile by itself.

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