The Benefits of Mobile X-Ray Machines

Nowadays, facilities provide services to patients in their own homes for convenience. A mobile X-Ray is known to be able to disassemble to fit in the trunk of a car and can be easily transported. This type of unit is usually powered by a wall outlet and is very convenient and cost effective. Urgent care facilities, chiropractors, and outpatient centers all opt for having mobile x-ray equipment. Some of the pros and cons of having this type of  medical imaging equipment are the following:

Pros of Mobile X-ray Equipment

  • Disassembles easily for easy transportation inside a car
  • It can be transported practically without the need of a power source
  • Can be easily handled due to its compact size
  • It is lightweight therefore, it is easily moved around, and weighs up to 147 lbs
  • Cost efficient
  • Practical in communities where there are no imaging facilities available

Cons of Mobile X-ray Equipment

  • It needs to be plugged into a wall outlet in order to function
  • Limited power can mean not being able to scan larger patients
  • The patient must be lifted and placed over the cassette in order to be scanned

An analog X-Ray system was common back in the day, but digital X-Ray systems have prevailed in recent times and can no doubt have its benefits.

Pros of a Digital X-ray System

  • Less radiation is involved.
  • There is no need to process the cassette, therefore you can analyze the scans in real time
  • Image settings like contrast can be manually adjusted on the X-Ray system
  • Digital scans can be easily shared with other facilities and patients

Cons of a Digital X-ray System

  • Digital equipment tends to cost more
  • There are weight limits on digital cassettes
  • DR plates are delicate and can be easily damaged
  • Digital systems require a working WiFi connection
  • Battery power is required for the imaging plates

If you’re looking to upgrade your X-Ray system,   you can contact us anytime at Medilab Global. We will help you determine which option is best suited for your facility! If you are a Doctor or facility looking to sell used medical equipment, we buy medical equipment and can help you purchase or trade for one of our options! You can fill out this form, and be sure to contact us! We have medical imaging equipment for sale, like refurbished X-Ray machines for sale, and we are happy to help. We ship worldwide to hospitals, clinics, pain management facilities, and much more!


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