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The CR Pro works by taking the cassette used to take a typical X-ray and placing it in a slot in the CR Pro. In about 20 seconds, the CR Pro reads the X-ray. The image appears as a digital image on a monitor directly on the device, and the technician looks at X-ray as a digital image, not as film, he said.
?It can be emailed via the Internet anywhere you want, [and] any number of other physicians can look at it exactly [at] that moment,? he said, noting that it can also be stored on the device.
Because the CR Pro is mobile, it can travel anywhere within a physician?s suite of offices, Hacking said. Also, when high-priced real estate is taken into consideration, the fact that a doctor?s office would no longer have to store film equals money saved in leasing costs.
Also, whereas competitors? machines cost in the range of $100,000 and above, CR Pro uses the fiber optic process, ?which is different than the process used by our competitors,? and offers cost savings, he said.
?The true breakthrough of CR Pro is that it is built on a platform that allows it to be sold at a substantially lower cost than all of its competitors, finally making computed radiography systems available to healthcare providers who have previously been unable to afford the technology,? Hacking said in a statement.