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X-Ray Machine Visits Patients' Rooms

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vimalkumarp
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clinical workflow
vimalkumarp   9/12/2013 2:43:36 AM
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This is an excellent example on how to enhance clinical workflow. I believe, this is also to some extent a point of care solution.

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Re: Interesting breakthrough
Charles Murray   9/11/2013 7:26:58 PM
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Historically, X-ray machines have sometimes been mobile, but not this mobile, and not with this kind of resolution. I can still recall shoe stores that used "shoe-fitting fluoroscopes" in the 1960s. Before people understood the exposure hazards, shoe storoes would use these things to x-ray a customers' feet and see how well their shoes fit. They called them "pedoscopes," and they weren't nearly as mobile as this system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe-fitting_fluoroscope

 

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Re: Interesting breakthrough
78RPM   9/11/2013 4:03:22 PM
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I agree, Elizabeth. The technician might consider putting a fuzzy bunny on top when they X-ray children.  I think I recall a story about a doctor who tells stories of a space ship adventure to explain to children about all those noises they hear while they are getting an MRI.

It sounds like Fuji Film reinvented itself. I wonder why Kodak let itself run into the ground, insisting that its own invention of a digital camera should be suppressed because the technology would hurt its film business. That's a story for the business schools.

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TJ McDermott   9/11/2013 1:19:34 PM
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The image included with the article makes it look like the units are not sealed.  Is there any problem with friction pad particle contamination in a hospital setting?  Food factories are loath to use an unsealed brake or clutch for that reason; do hospitals care about it?

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Interesting breakthrough
Elizabeth M   9/11/2013 9:16:16 AM
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This is a really interesting breakthrough, and I would say it's about time. With all the advances in medicine and medical devices it feels like X-Ray machines haven't really evolved all that much over the years in terms of making things easier for patients. This shows great potential for that to change.

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