Mobile radiology providers have seen an uptick in portable imaging demand recently. People are busier than ever and want health care options that are convenient. Today, coronavirus has heightened peoples’ need for remote services. Mobile imaging lets you receive the medical care you need without having to leave the comfort of your home.

Portable X-ray technology has increased throughout the healthcare industry. Demand to get X-ray technicians out of fixed X-ray rooms is growing. Industry experts say that this is largely because of the need for bedside imaging. Results are provided almost instantly which is convenient for both medical professionals and patients.

Many patients prefer to have X-rays taken in familiar settings (Reuters Health) because it is safer, cost effective, and provides quicker results. 


Sick and elderly patients often choose portable X-rays to avoid potentially hazardous hospital trips. For patients with severe health conditions, transporting them to and from a hospital for medical care can do more harm than good. Healthy patients often choose mobile X-rays for convenience. Portable X-ray machines also give technicians flexibility to capture images of patients without the need to reposition them. Wait times are cut out entirely and results are exponentially faster. The time it takes to perform the X-ray itself can be as little as 20 minutes. Faster diagnosis allows for faster treatment. 

Cost effectiveness

Portable imaging is cost effective. There’s no overhead or facility fees. It also eliminates patient transportation fees such as taxis and ambulances. Patients who choose portable imaging receive excellent care at a fraction of the cost.

Faster Results

Another reason to start using mobile imaging is to streamline results. Portable imaging is significantly faster than a third party provider. Not only is the time it takes to get an X-ray quicker, but so are the results. The faster doctors receive their patients’ results, the faster those patients can receive treatment. At Palm Diagnostics, we go directly to our patients and perform X-rays at a location of the their choice. Patients receive results in 1-2 hours. It’s a fast and seamless process.

Overall, portable imaging is more convenient, more cost effective, safer, and provides faster results. For mobile imaging service in Maryland, Palm Diagnostics would be happy to serve you. Please reach out to us today!

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