Townie® Poll

Do you currently use a digital radiography system?

Poll conducted from 7/6/2004 To 8/9/2004

Do you currently use a digital radiography system?
1425 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
If you own a digital radiography system, what is the main reason you adopted this new technology?
407 total votes
46%
Time savings
7%
Higher resolution
11%
Less radiation to patient
11%
“WOW” factor
17%
Ease paperless transition
3%
Environmentally kind
5%
Other
If you do not own a digital radiography system, what is the main reason?
416 total votes
72%
Cost
1%
Difficult to train staff
13%
I am concerned about lower resolution compared to conventional radiographs
14%
Other
If you have implemented digital radiography, how has it affected your office’s profitability?
354 total votes
28%
Increased profit substantially
66%
Increased profit slightly
5%
Decreased profit slightly
1%
Decreased profit substantially
Which one of the following do you find to be most challenging with respect to digital radiography?
423 total votes
21%
Learning the software
35%
Positioning the sensor in the mouth
19%
Training clinical staff
7%
Obtaining the desired images quickly
18%
Other
Do you find digital radiography over all to be:
406 total votes
55%
Easier to use than film x-ray
19%
More difficult to use than film x-ray
26%
The same usability as film x-ray
Which of the following best describes the reason you decided to convert your practice from film to digital radiography?
389 total votes
6%
Economic benefits
28%
Time savings
1%
Patient comfort
20%
Improved diagnosis
41%
Cutting edge technology
4%
Other
In your experience, which is more comfortable for the patient?
416 total votes
50%
Digital radiography
50%
Film
In your experience, which is better diagnostically?
425 total votes
73%
Digital radiography
27%
Film
Overall are you glad you switched to digital x-ray over traditional?
378 total votes
95%
Yes
5%
No
Do you think your patients appreciate the upgrade of digital radiography in your practice?
403 total votes
92%
Yes
2%
No
7%
They don’t care or notice
Did you increase your fee for an FMX after you went digital?
388 total votes
19%
Yes
81%
No
Do you take more x-rays now than before when you took traditional x-rays?
388 total votes
45%
Yes
55%
No

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