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Dynamic Digital Radiography

Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) allows you to observe movement like never before. This novel low-dose X-ray imaging technique enables visualization of anatomy in motion.

The DDR can acquire up to 15 sequential radiographs per second and play them back as a cine loop,  allowing you to observe the physiological cycle and as individual radiographic images (up to 17"x 17" in size). This advancement in digital X-ray technology is FDA-approved and available in many of our systems. DDR is X-ray that moves!

Advantages of X-ray that Moves:

  • Fast Exam: In less than a minute, X-ray that Moves gives clinicians up to 20 seconds of physiological movement with a simple acquisition, performed by radiology staff without the need for physician presence

  • Low Dose Radiation: With an X-ray that Moves, radiation is lower than in an average fluoroscopy exam.

  • Convenient & Versatile: The X-ray that Moves system performs all standard X-rays, and images are taken standing, seated or on a table.

See Radiology like never before

The next generation of digital x-ray is here.

Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) allows you to observe movement like never before. This novel low-dose X-ray imaging technique enables visualization of anatomy in motion. The DDR can acquire up to 15 sequential radiographs per second, allowing you to observe physiological cycles, as well as individual radiographic images (up to 17"x 17" in size). X-ray that Moves is NOT Fluoroscopy – it is in fact the X-ray precursor to CT or MRI. Cineradiography is X-ray in motion that is derived using digital radiography

  1. PACS agnostic
  2. Dose equivalent to about 2 standard X-rays
  3. Short exposure time for optimal productivity
  4. Synchronized multi-frame acquisition
  5. Multi-function X-ray system for dynamic and static images for cost and workflow effectiveness
  6. Up to 300 images acquired over 20 seconds creates a “cine-loop”

Thorax Images

Musculoskeletal applications

DDR supports diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions by presenting diagnostic detail in full motion.

With DDR, orthopedists can quantify the dynamic relationship between bones and soft tissue through the full range of motion.  Having a full view of the musculoskeletal system in motion in weight-bearing or resting positions helps orthopedic specialists provide faster and more detailed diagnoses to improve the quality of care.

C-Spine

L-Spine

Upper Extremities

Observe complex bone structures throughout movement cycles.

Lower Extremities

Observe complex bone structures throughout movement cycles.

Swallow Studies

DDR can be enhanced by using radiolucent contrast for specialized applications

Post Bariatric Sleeve

DDR can be enhanced by using radiolucent contrast for specialized applications

HSG Series

DDR can be enhanced by using radiolucent contrast for specialized applications

Increasing Clinical Value

Advantages of X-ray that Moves

  • Fast Exam

    In less than a minute, X-ray that Moves gives clinicians up to 20 seconds of physiological movement with a simple acquisition, performed by radiology staff without the need for physician presence

  • Low Dose Radiation

    With X-ray that Moves, radiation is lower than an average fluoroscopy exam.

  • Convenient & Versatile

    The X-ray that Moves system performs all standard X-rays, and images are taken standing, seated or on a table.

DDR Exams are Used to Assess Spine Stability and Joint Motion

Standard X-ray exams usually show a static view of the span in a flexed and extended positions. DDR can help assess spine stability by providing a detailed view of the full range of motion. Dynamic imaging has been shown to help assess joint and extremities in motion. Many orthopedic facilities are adding a DDR views of spine and extremities to diagnose stability, joint space, assess sources of pain biomechanics, musculoskeletal injury, such as whiplash, as treatment follow-up , and postoperative evaluation of movement before ordering a more advanced exam like CT or MRI. Furthermore, showing patients the joint movement makes communication simpler and more effective.

The experts speak

DDR uses in Pulmonology

DDR uses in Orthopaedics

In the Press

Recent Scientific Papers

  • Fred Fyles, Thomas S. FitzMaurice, Ryan E. Robinson, Ram Bedi, Hassan Burhan & Martin J. Walshaw Dynamic chest radiography: a state-of-the-art review. Insights into Imaging volume Published online December 06, 2023: 14. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13244-023-01451-4

    Topics: Thoracic and Pulmonary Function
  • Rie Tanaka, Isao Matsumoto, Tetsuya Takayama, Noriyuki Ohkura, Dai Inoue Preoperative assessment of pleural adhesions in patients with lung cancer based on quantitative motion analysis with dynamic chest radiography: A retrospective study. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics Published online December 05, 2023: 24/17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/acm2.14036

    Topics: Thoracic and Therapy/Intervention Planning or Follow-up

  • ANMOL DHAWAN, MBBS, MD The New Kid on the Block: Comparison Between Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) with Perfusion Assessment and CT Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) in Evaluation of Suspected Pulmonary Thromboembolism | R6-SSPH15-2. RSNA 2023 Published online November 30, 2023: https://reg.meeting.rsna.org/flow/rsna/rsna23/RSNA2023/page/sessioncatalog/session/1695063018710006wrhO.

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More information

  • Scapholunate Ligament Injury Diagnosis Using Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) Technology
    Case Study / Whitepaper
    DDR Case Study Scapholunate Ligament M2197 1023 RevA
  • Frozen Shoulder Precision Diagnosis Using Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) Technology
    Case Study / Whitepaper
    DDR Case Study Frozen Shoulder M2195 1023 RevA
  • Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosis Using Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) Technology
    Case Study / Whitepaper
    DDR Case Study Rotator Cuff M2194 1023 RevA
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury Diagnosis Using Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) Technology
    Case Study / Whitepaper
    DDR Case Study Ulnar Collateral Ligament M2196 1023 RevA
  • Dynamic Digital Radiology
    Brochure
    DDR Summary M1504 0923 RevB

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