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05 Nov 2015
Lately the advancement of mobile radiologic imaging technology has made it possible for homebound patients to avoid a trip to the hospital or clinic. Portable xray machines are typically wheeled into the patient's home or any other location. They can even be transported up flights of stairs sometimes. With these machines, an xray image may be obtained, then processed on-site and wirelessly sent to the ordering physician and/or radiologist for interpretation. The treating physician could even access the images on a laptop computer, iPad or possibly a smart phone such as an iPhone or Droid. Image quality is excellent now in comparison with just a few years ago. Obtaining portable xrays in a patient's home, while more expensive than when...