Accessible Digital X-Ray
Remote facilities in developing countries lack infrastructure, power requirements as well as the support and service capabilities for even basic x-ray systems, yet the need for radiography is significant for issues such as tuberculosis screening, trauma, and basic healthcare. GlobalRad has been actively involved in creating and testing a low-cost digital x-ray system that can be powered with any generator and utilized anywhere in the world.
The system uses a simple scintillator plate and a digital camera enclosed in a lightproof box that the user connects to a PC equipped with advanced image processing and storage capabilities. The system costs approximately a fifth of a standard x-ray detector. Additionally, GlobalRad provides engineering designs, setup instructions and internet-based support so an institution could build their own system if desired, enabling healthcare providers in any community to improve their standards of care.