What is a CR reader? Well, we have an older analog x-ray system – the kind that prints x-rays on x-ray film. But now with our hospital network, and the ability to look at images on the computer, we would like to digitize those x-rays. Just like we look at the CT scan results on the computer, the CR reader converts the x-rays to digital so we can look at those on the computer. And the quality is far better!
Another huge benefit is that we can store the digital images on a server, so we always have them! No more lost x-ray films or patients leaving them at home. We will have all the patients’ films readily accessible on the computer.
A CR reader and accompanying cassettes costs $24,000. Consider taking on this project, and helping us buy this much needed piece of equipment!