Doctors of podiatry spend their work days helping patients with medical problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Just like any other medical doctor, they need the appropriate tools available in order to assist them in making accurate diagnoses. This is why they turn to podiatry x-ray digital systems. Digital podiatry DR imaging systems, when combined with a PACS appliance on clinical workstations allow podiatrists to enhance their office workflow while at the same time providing outstanding patient care.
Better foot health begins with the physician taking high-resolution x-rays using a podiatry DR imaging system. By utilizing the latest Podiatry x-ray digital imaging technologies, physicians can take medical images in a matter of seconds, after which the digital images can be viewed on a clinical workstation with a diagnostic monitor, in order to ensure that the digital x-rays are of a good standard for diagnostic purposes. If they are not, the patient is still there, and more images can be taken immediately. This saves the patient the trouble of returning for further imaging, and the physician gets the patient data that he or she needs immediately in order to give a prompt and accurate diagnosis.
Another common component for the podiatry digital x-ray suite is that of a PACS system. The PACS appliance will allow you to send and receive digital images in the DICOM format quickly online to consulting physicians in order to provide better patient care with enhanced speed, and if you offer a mobile podiatry unit, you can send digital images taken on the road back to your primary care office through a laptop computer with a wireless Internet connection.
A PACS system will also help all the physicians in your medical network to store digital images safely, according to HIPPA requirements. Physicians log in using an administered username and password, so that patient privacy is insured. Digital DICOM images can then be stored to a server at your home office or at an offsite server, which will give you the disaster recovery options that you would need in the case of an emergency. Digital x-rays can also be quickly saved to CD or DVD as needed through the use of a PACS appliance.
With so many advances in Podiatry digital x-ray systems, and with the ability to retrofit your existing film x-ray systems to convert them to digital imagers, it makes sense to contact a medical imaging distributor to learn about more solutions for digital imaging in the podiatry environment.
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