Fascinating History of Portable X-rays
During World War I, Marie Curie – a two-time Nobel Prize-winning scientist – had an idea that not only saved lives but also revolutionized medical care. She collected X-ray machines and installed the units in ordinary vehicles that drew power from the cars’ engines. She had trained at least 150 women in the fundamentals of anatomy and radiology.
For the first time, military doctors could detect the tiniest pieces of bullets lodged in wounds, without having to transport the injured. Later on, Marie established around 200 radiological labs in battlefield hospitals. Thanks to her determination, doctors were able to save a significant number of lives.
The portable X-ray equipment underwent significant advances over the years, however, it remains a fixture of battlefield hospitals to this day.
How Can a Portable X-ray Be Used in Medical Practice?
Let us talk about how portable digital X-ray machines are used nowadays.
Mobile X-rays are equipped with wheels, therefore they can be easily moved to different locations within a healthcare facility or they can be found in mobile clinics. They are powered by batteries and they are designed to be used mainly, but not exclusively, when the planned examinations are located far from healthcare facilities.
These portable medical imaging devices use X-ray technology to allow radiologists to collect information on abnormal and normal features of different body parts.
Portable X-rays are often used to complete examinations when the patients are unable to move on their own or they are too unwell to be transported to the imaging department. For instance, chest X-rays for tuberculosis and pneumonia-related lung damages or skeletal examinations for traffic accidents and other traumas, as well as orthopedic imaging of small body parts and other specific clinical diagnostic investigations.
The main users of mobile X-rays are radiographers and medical professionals trained in radiation protection, safety, and image management.
A Selection of Used Portable X-ray Machines for Sale
At our warehouse in Aalborg, we offer a selection of used Mobile X-rays.
Siemens Mobilett XP is an advanced analog mobile X-ray that offers you excellent imaging power and quality. It has easy mobility and high operator comfort as it can be easily positioned for X-ray imaging. It is powerful, therefore it is perfectly suited for long procedures. The Siemens Mobilett Plus E has similar features and is also available in our mobile x-ray stock.
Stephanix Movix 4.0 Mobile is an essential X-ray for all radiographic examinations. It can be easily moved and it is easy to store and use. It is typically used in emergency rooms, intensive care and it can be moved outdoors thanks to its large wheels.
Philips Practix 33 Plus is an impressively mobile and flexible portable X-ray that is easy to use. It provides you with high-quality images and it guarantees a high system availability for many years of usage.
If you are looking for different X-ray products, please visit our Cath-Lab and C-arm pages. For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experts will gladly assist you!