Digital radiography: Product showcase

Digital radiography: Product showcase

A new radiography unit is one of the top items veterinarians shop for lately. To help, we present this comparison chart of these DR systems and others as well as advice you need before you buy.
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Jun 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

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For more of our coverage on digital radiography check out the Digital radiography product guide: Comparison chart, Digital radiology product guide: Digital definitions, Dr. Andy Rollo says: DR saves time and money and CASELOAD CALCULATOR: Does your caseload warrant an investment in digital radiography?

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Manufacturer name: ClearVet Digital Radiography

Website: clearvetdigital.com

Year founded: 2001

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 1,000+

Model name(s): ClearVet CR eco and ClearVet CR (CR models); ClearVet DR (single-CCD DR); ClearVet FP (flat-panel DR)

Portable? Yes

PACS included? Yes

Base price? $24,950 (CR eco); $39,950 (CR);
$49,950 to $64,950 (DR); $59,950 (FP)

Warranty details: 1 year on system and cassettes, 3 years on phosphor plates (CR eco, CR); up to 5 years on system (DR); up to 3 years (FP)

Training available: In-clinic

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Manufacturer name: IDEXX

Website: idexx.com

Year founded: 1984

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 4,000+

Model name(s): IDEXX I-Vision CR (CR); IDEXX I-Vision DR and IDEXX EliteVision (flat-panel DR models)

Portable? Yes: EliteVision equine

PACS included? Yes

Base price? Contact sales rep

Warranty details: 1 year

Training available: In-clinic and online

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Manufacturer name: Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Website: vetxray.com

Year founded: 1983

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 375

Model name(s): AllPro ScanX, ALARA CR4000, iCRco Chrome, iCRco 3600 (CR models); DRTECH 8x10 DR2500, iRay 14x17 dR3500C, iRay 17x17 DR4300C, Perkins Elmer 14x17 Cassette-size Wireless DR3500CSW (DR Flat flat-panel); Naomi vDR HG+ 8x10, Naomi vDR HG+ 10x12, Naomi vDR HG+ 14x17 (CCD array DR detectors)

Portable? Yes

PACS included? “Mini-PACS” optional

Base price? $18,000 to $26,000 (CR models); $23,000 to $29,000 (CCD-array DR models); $32,000 to $45,000 (flat-panel DR models)

Warranty details: 2 years

Training available: Online

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Manufacturer name: Fujifilm Medical Systems

Website: fujiprivatepractice.com

Year founded: 1934

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 2,000+

Model name(s): FDR D-EVO (flat-panel DR); Prima T2 (CR)

Portable? Yes

PACS included? Yes

Base price? Contact sales rep

Warranty details: 1 year (DR), 2 years (CR)

Training available: In-clinic

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Manufacturer name: Cuattro

Website: cuattro.com

Year founded: 2007

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 1,500+

Model name(s): CloudDR High Definition Digital Radiography, Slate 4, Slate 4 Mini and Uno 4 (flat-panel DR)

Portable? Yes: Uno 4, Slate 4, Slate 4 mini and
Slate 3 Plus

PACS included? Yes

Base price? Mid-$30,000s to mid-$50,000s

Warranty details: Warranty term options are available and extendable based on customer needs.

Training available: In-clinic and online

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Manufacturer name: Vetel Diagnostics

Website: veteldiagnostics.com

Year founded: 1999

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 2,000 (Fujifilm), 1,200 (Atlaim), 1,000 (Trixel Empower 171 Csi); 50 (Perkin Elmer); 80 (Trixell Empower 3543 Wireless)

Model name(s): Fujifilm Fuji Prima T2 (CR); Atlaim Envision 1717G, Trixell Empower 1717 Csi, Perkin Elmer Empower Xrpad Wireless 1417 and Trixell Empower 3543 Wireless (flat-panel DR models)

Portable? Yes: Fujifilm Fuji Prima T2 (CR) and Trixell Empower 3543 Wireless

PACS included? Yes

Base price? $27,950 (Fujifilm Fuji Prima T2); $39,950 (Atlaim Envision 1717G); $49,950 (Trixell Empower 1717 Csi); $59,950 (Perkin Elmer Empower Xrpad Wireless 1417); $69,960 (Trixell Empower 3543 Wireless)

Warranty details: 1 year labor, 2 years parts (Fujifilm Fuji Prima T2); 2 years labor, 2 years parts (Atlaim Envision 1717G); 3 years labor, 3 years parts (Trixell Empower 1717 Csi); 2 years labor, 2 years parts (Perkin Elmer Empower Xrpad Wireless 1417); 3 years labor, 3 years parts (Trixell Empower 3543 Wireless)

Training available: In-clinic and online

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Manufacturer name: iM3/Durr Medical

Website: im3vet.com

Year founded: 1988

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 630

Model name(s): CR7 (CR)

Portable? Yes

PACS included? PACS optional

Base price? $11,980

Warranty details: 2 years

Training available: Online

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Manufacturer name: MinXray

Website: minxray.com

Year founded: 1967

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: Confidential

Model name(s): SA100AP.DR (flat-panel DR)

Portable? No

PACS included? PACS optional

Base price? $49,900

Warranty details: 5 years on X-ray unit; 2 years on DR package

Training available: In-clinic

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Manufacturer name: Sound-Eklin

Website: soundeklin.com

Year founded: 1996

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 6,500+

Model name(s): SMART DR 1417, SMART DR 1717, TruDR cSeries 1417, Sprint Ultralight DR and Sprint AIR Ultralight DR
(flat-panel DR)

Portable? Yes: Sprint Ultralight DR and Sprint AIR Ultralight DR

PACS included? Yes

Base price? Price based on­configuration

Warranty details: 1 year; 1 to 6 additional warranty years available

Training available: In-clinic for installation; additional remote/in-person training available on request

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Manufacturer name: Sedecal

Website: vetray.com

Year founded: 1994

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 2,500+

Model name(s): DX-V, DX-C, Platinum DX-700, EPX-1, EPX-2, WEPX-1 and WEPX-2 (flat-panel DR models); DVR, DX-6, DX-9 and DX-16 (single-CCD DR models)

Portable? Yes: EPX-1 and EPX-2

PACS included? Mini-PACS and Full PACS are included (one or both depending on equipment)

Base price? $19,000 to $65,000

Warranty details: 3 to 5 years on parts, depending on system; 1 year labor

Training available: In-clinic

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Manufacturer name: ALLPRO Imaging

Website: allproimaging.com

Year founded: 1962

No. of veterinary CR or DR units in use: 1,000+

Model name(s): ScanX PRO, ScanX Trek and ScanX Duo (CR)

Portable? Yes

PACS included? Mini-PACS included

Base price? $10,000 to $24,000

Warranty details: 1-year swap warranty

Training available: In-clinic and online

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