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DR vs. CR: Digital Radiography vs. Computed Radiography
DR vs. CR: Digital Radiography vs. Computed RadiographyDR vs. CR: Digital Radiography vs. Computed Radiography

Diagnostic Imaging Systems, the leader in Veterinary Digital Imaging Systems sales and service, is now offering the New Digital Imaging "Navigator" System, the best digital imaging system available with the Security of Investment you deserve, 25 year Proven Technology. Superior all around image quality, over the widest range of anatomical regions, 5.Lp/mm from tooth to toe. Best value, complete CR Systems starting at $19,995. 

The "Navigator" Digital Imaging System utilizes the most popular secure CR digital technology. It is 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of any ordinary DR flat panel system, It is the least complicated and least expensive to service and repair. Replacement plates cost around $500.00 instead of up to $30K for a DR plate. It has very high resolution, from to 5-10 LP/mm. Because there are no plate or electronics’ electrical cable connections the animal cable entanglements and kicking worries are gone. 

There are no temperature limitation or variation problems. Its lightweight cassette/ plate system like film screen cassettes allows conventional positioned use and it is shock and drop resistant. Because it is so versatile it is the only system to accommodate any size plate from intra oral dental to 10"x12"or 14"x17". DR systems will only allow one Doctor at a time to use there system, our CR Digital Navigator System will accommodate as many vets as have plates to share the System. There are no special x-ray unit hook-up requirements; this means that it can be used with any x-ray unit or system without any electrical connection or 

                                         Direct Radiography - DR vs. CR - Computed Radiography
DR Flat Panel Disadvantages
CR Portable Unit Advantages
1. DR Very High price                              
CR Low price, 1/2 -1/3 the cost of DR
2. DR Lower resolution, 3 to 4 Line Pairs/mm          
CR High resolution up to 5 - 10 LP/mm
3. DR Cable surrounding the horse, irritation, trip animal                          
CR NObles around animal
4. DR Difficult to use with conventional radiology cassette positioning devices
CR Easy to Use with cassette petitioners
5. DR Temperature sensibility of the plate, will not allow use in cold < 5°C
CR No temperature limitation
6. DR Horse steps on or kicks system it will damage eletronics and plate 
CR No electronics by animal only plate
7. DR The unit will not work with a damaged electronics or plate
CR Easy to replace cassette/plate
8. DR As plate Ages, pixels lose sensitivity, image quality declines, Plate $30K
CR Replacement plate costs $500.00
9. DR Plate isNot shock drop or kick resistant
CR Plate isshock drop and kick resistant
10. DR Only the Vet with plate can use system at a time
CR All Vets with plates can Use system
11. DR No dental intra-oral use, Plate size is fixed size and to large
CR Uses any size intra-oral dental plates
12. DR Plates are heavy, weighing from 7 to 15 pounds                         
CR Plate lighter than conventional cass.
13. DR Requires X-ray unit electrical modification and connection
CR No modification, xray unit connection
14. DR Requires use of expensive new technology HF x-ray units
CR Can be used with any x-ray unit 
15. DR Least popular digital system indicated by low yearly sales volume
CR Most popular digital technology
16. DR Least secure, most expensive technology type
CR Most secure technology for 25 years
17. DR Most complicated and difficult to service
CR Least complicated easy to service
18. DR Most expensive to service, some repair parts costing up to $30K
CR Least expensive to service & repair 
CR Disadvantages            
DR Advantages     
1. CR Scanning time 25 - 45 sec.            
 DR Scanning time short 5 - 10 sec.
2. CR Plate must be removed from cassette to be scanned
 DR Plate is scanned without removal

For more information on DR vs. CR: Digital Radiography vs. Computed Radiography and which system is best for you, contact Diagnostic Imaging Systems.

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