Is Wireless for You? 3 Advantages & Disadvantages of Wireless Digital X-Ray Systems

3 Advantages & Disadvantages of Wireless Digital X-Ray

Is it time to go wireless in your office? There are a number of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to wireless digital x-ray systems, so it’s important to take a look at both sides before making a decision.

Here, let’s look at some of the most important pros and cons with wireless x-ray systems to hopefully figure out which may be the right choice.

Wireless X-Ray Advantages

  • Portability: Wireless x-ray systems are by nature portable. This provides your office with greater versatility and flexibility. The actual equipment can be moved from room to room, instead of being essentially locked in a single position.
  • Reduce Accident Risk: By ditching the extra wires and cables, there’s actually a reduced risk of common office accidents. This includes patients tripping on cables, which could lead to injury, as well as broken equipment.
  • Always Have the Image: With a wireless system, the image always comes with you, even as you move from place to place. This means there’s not a single, stationary viewing place within the office, it can be anywhere. This adds convenience as well as efficiency to the office.

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Wireless X-Ray Disadvantages

  • Risks of Portability: The advantages of portability were cited above, as was the reduced risk of accidents due to cables. However, there are risks of portability as well. Moving wireless x-ray systems around frequently may raise the risk of different accidents with the equipment, dropped panels, and so forth.
  • Connectivity: Wireless systems are great until there’s a connectivity problem, whether there’s a dull spot in the office network or a chance of other signals interfering with the connectivity. Think about that amazing, high-tech cell phone in your pocket. It’s a marvel until there’s no signal. Anytime wireless technology is involved, connectivity becomes a concern, whereas wired systems rarely encounter that issue.
  • Upfront Cost: Wireless x-ray systems are generally more expensive than their traditional tethered counterparts. For many offices, their value in terms of the added benefits they provide justifies that cost, but that may be different from person to person, and from office to office.