X-ray remains radiology's most widely used technology, with clinical applications ranging from tuberculosis screening to assessment of skeletal fractures.
Chester, UK (PRWEB) May 09, 2011
Radiology portal AuntMinnieEurope.com today launched its new Digital X-Ray Community, a special section devoted to coverage of new digital x-ray technologies. The new section is made possible by the support of Carestream Health.
X-ray has roots going back to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's 1895 discovery in Germany of "a new kind of rays," which he called x-rays. Some 116 years later, x-ray remains radiology's most widely used technology, with clinical applications ranging from tuberculosis screening to assessment of skeletal fractures.
The arrival of digital technologies has been reshaping this modality. Technologies such as computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) bring x-ray into the digital age, while software is now available to perform computer-aided detection on digital images as a sort of "spell-checker" for radiologists.
The new Digital X-Ray Community will enable AuntMinnieEurope.com members to track these trends with the latest clinical, socioeconomic, and business news on digital x-ray, according to editor in chief Philip Ward.
"X-ray is gaining new life thanks to digital technologies," Ward said. "The modality's low radiation dose and economic cost profile have always made it popular, and now radiologists are turning to x-ray for increasingly sophisticated uses."
"We are delighted to be the sole sponsor of AuntMinnieEurope.com's Digital X-Ray Community," said Ulf Andersson, marketing director, Carestream Health. "Carestream Health has an exciting and growing portfolio of digital x-ray solutions which includes our 'X Factor' branding for our DRX family of products. The sponsorship of the Digital X-Ray Community provides an opportunity to communicate how our offerings can help imaging organizations improve patient care with cost-effective solutions."
The AuntMinnieEurope.com Digital X-Ray Community can be reached at http://xray.auntminnieeurope.com.
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