Rick Pena, University Hospital's director of radiology, says these machines will save precious time.
"We don't have minutes or hours to wait on things. The doctors, they need to make decisions. This is provided in real time."
Once the image is taken, the results are transmitted through the Wi-Fi network to radiologists who read them on the spot, speeding care. Patients are exposed to less than 50 percent the radiation than with current technology. That's important, especially when patients are having multiple procedures.
"The image quality on these is just tremendous. And when you have good image quality, you feel good about the diagnostics that you provide," Pena says/
X-ray technologists take about 140 x-rays of patients in the hospital each day, more than 4,000 images a month. With 12 floors to cover, taking the imaging to the bedside is an advantage for staff and patients. That's why these new machines are a welcome addition.
"We're very excited about its capabilities," Pena added