Thursday, January 30, 2014

Portable X-Ray Market Share Increases for DIS

Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Inc. (DIS) has been a leader in digital radiography equipment for veterinary practices for over 30 years. DIS sells and services, among many other products, DR Flat Panels, CR Systems, multi-ccd detectors and portable x-ray generators. In 2013, the company saw an increase in market share for their ULTRA HF line of portable x-ray units over any other year in its history. 

“Portable x-ray units have always been necessary for equine practitioners,” explains DIS President Joe Hecker. “But now we’re seeing small animal practices realize the benefits of having a portable x-ray unit and mobile table over a stationary system.” 

On average, a DIS ULTRA HF Portable X-Ray Unit, with mobile exam table, costs half the price of a stationary system. It also gives the flexibility to remove the portable unit and take it into surgery, or wheel it in with the Versa-View All-in-One System, or in the field. 

Mr. Hecker further explains, “There has been a misconception about the quality of radiographs that a portable unit produces compared to a 300mA stationary system. Because our 120kV/40mA portable x-ray unit is high-frequency and can be lowered to a standard 30-inches on our Versa-View Mobile Exam Table, you will receive the same penetrating power as a stationary system, with a lower dose and lower scatter radiation.” 

The two most popular portable x-ray units from DIS are the ULTRA 9030HF and ULTRA 12040HF. The 9030HF is recommended for equine practitioners as it only weighs 16 lbs, while the 12040HF is recommended for small and mixed animal practices. The 9030HF operates on the weakest of line power sources. This fantastic unit will automatically adjust and produce a calibrated output on only 83 volts and 5 amps of line power.

The 12040HF only weighs 25 lbs and is the most powerful portable x-ray unit for veterinary use on the market. It has become a favorite among equine practitioners who need the extra power for stifles. Both units are available with the industry’s first and only 5-year Hot Swap Warranty.

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