DR vs CR

What’s The Difference Between DR & CR Medical Imaging?

One common question we receive from our customers here at MedSouth is what’s the difference between DR & CR imaging systems?

DR vs. CR Medical Imaging

DR, short for digital radiography, and CR, short for computed radiography, are both used to produce digital images via x-rays.  One key difference is that CR systems still utilize a cassette housing an imaging plate, which is similar to a traditional analog system, while a digital radiography system directly captures the image onto a flat panel detector, forgoing the need for a cassette.

The digital images produced by either may be worked with in any way, however, different industries or particular applications may call for one form of system over the other.

If you have any other questions about different types of medical imaging technologies, or particular DR and CR systems that we have available here on our website, then please do not hesitate to ask. Simply give us a call at 877.632.9729 and we’ll provide you with the information you need to move ahead with the ideal computed or digital radiography system for your needs.