Digital x-ray equipment requires servicing, maintenance, and upkeep to function with maximum efficiency. Hospitals, clinics, labs, and healthcare providers need to take a proactive approach to maintenance to ensure they don’t face any downtimes or misdiagnose if the equipment doesn’t work correctly.
Part of this maintenance is the calibration of the digital x-ray devices. In this, the software side of the equipment is serviced, ensuring its settings are according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Read on to know why it’s important to calibrate x-ray equipment and how we can help you:
Why is Regular X-Ray Equipment Calibration Important?
Digital x-ray equipment leverages software to capture, process, and generate images. This software and the settings of its core components – mA, kVp, and time need to be properly calibrated. The machine settings will operate how many rays to produce, the number of photons inside and for how long, etc.
If the machine goes out of calibration, these settings are no longer set to the manufacturer’s specified numbers, resulting in inaccurate outputs. If this happens, it will lead to misdiagnosis, putting the patient’s life at risk and even attracting lawsuits.
Secondly, the wrong calibration of the x-ray machine may expose the patient and technician to a higher intensity of the rays for a longer period of time. This can cause damage to their body, as longer x-ray exposures have proven to do so.
How Can Custom Digital X-Ray Help You With Calibration?
At Custom X-Ray Digital, we’re committed to providing cost-effective and convenient testing, calibration, and repair services of radiography equipment used by hospitals, labs, clinics, physicians, chiropractors, and veterinarians, to name a few.
Here’s how our services benefit you:
On-Site Testing and Calibration: One of the leading benefits of working with us is that we eliminate the hassle and cost of shipping. Instead of you sending us the machine for calibration, our expert technicians come to your facility, test the devices, and calibrate them. This also eliminates the risk of the device getting damaged during shipping.
Reduced Downtime and Increased Productivity: Upon arrival, we come prepared with all the devices and parts needed to calibrate and repair your x-ray machine then and there. This way, your machine will be up and running quicker, ensuring fewer or no returned patients.
High-End Testing Devices: We come equipped with a range of incredibly sophisticated and updated testing devices that troubleshoot and locate the problem with great precision. Furthermore, they’re programmed to work with a range of manufacturers, so we can test and calibrate your machine no matter the make and type of x-ray equipment you have.
NIST Compliant: Our calibration settings are in line with the specifications and standards set by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
Our testing and calibration devices also send you reminders when it’s time to test and re-calibrate your device to ensure you don’t get surprise equipment failures causing downtimes. Call us today to get started at 800-230-9729