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Mobile X-Ray Machine Pros And Cons

How is Mobile X-Ray Different from Portable X-Ray?

Lots of companies and radiological websites use “portable” and “mobile” interchangeably which can be confusing among imaging professionals. In this blog, we will go over the differences as well as mobile x-ray machine pros and cons.

A mobile x-ray machine can be disassembled to fit inside the trunk of a car, moves manually, and the unit is powered by a wall outlet. They are quite popular among x-ray companies that drive to nursing homes to take plain x-rays. The mobile x-ray machine pros and cons also make mobile x-rays a great cost-effective solution for urgent care facilities, outpatient centers, or chiropractic offices with space issues. Portable x-ray units, on the other hand, are larger and heavier. They cannot fit inside a trunk of a car. The units need a power source to move and cannot be easily disassembled or manually lifted. Portable x-ray machines are powered by rechargeable batteries and transformers which accounts for their large size and weight.

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