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Product Review: Fujifilm VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room

Product Review Fujifilm VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room - TechSci Research

Healthcare | May, 2021

From the management of clinical cases to performing research operations involving animals, veterinary imaging has a significant role to play. With continued development in imaging technologies and modalities, veterinary diagnostic solutions are rapidly evolving. New-generation X-ray systems have high-resolution capabilities that enhance productivity and reduce operating costs. Offering advanced features for all types of veterinary practices, digital radiography has become a go-to solution for many veterinarians around the world. Recently, Fujifilm has launched its first all-in-one VXR Veterinary X-Ray room designed to provide enhanced diagnostic imaging, streamline veterinarian’s workflow, and ensure good health and peace of mind for the pet owner. The digital radiography system dedicated to veterinary imaging is intended for veterinarians looking for an easy-to-use, affordable, high-quality, and low-dose X-ray solution. The VXR Veterinary X-ray room consists of high-sensitive DR detectors, and advanced image processing technologies that contribute to a safe work environment for both clinicians and patients. 


Features of VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room

Rotating Bucky

The VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room comes with a rotating Bucky that optimizes speed workflow as well as minimizes the risks associated with detector handling. Also, it reduces the need for handling by enabling its 14X17” GOS detector to reposition images as per the configuration (portrait and landscape).


Four-way floating tabletop

The four-way floating tabletop provides additional positioning flexibility, so the patient does not get disturbed while changing the cassette or using the grid. As the tabletop offers movement in every direction, the provider gets accurate positioning and precise beam alignment every time. 


Built-in detector connections

The built-in detector connections accelerate the image preview process and provide power to the digital radiography detector. This helps in continuous and uninterrupted functioning of the system and keeps it charged for free detector imaging or on-demand tabletop. 


On-board FDX Console PLUS workstation 

Mounted on an articulating arm, the On-board FDX Console PLUS workstation has a 19” touchscreen to facilitate easy navigation. Since the workstation is swivel-mounted at the eye level of the patient, technicians can stay more focused and perform quicker examinations. 


FDX Console PLUS generator integration 

The FDX Console PLUS generator integration enables faster and easy exam completion by automating optimal dose technique based on the menu selection and thus reduces workflow steps. The technician can always fine-tune settings based on the patient’s specific size and unique needs. 


FDR ES panels 

The light-weight and portable detectors provide incredible versatility by allowing the provider to perform table and free cassette-based exams conveniently. Also, leveraging Fujifilm’s patented ISS (Irradiated Side Sampling) technology, the panels can capture ultra-sharp and clear images with extra-low dosage capabilities when compared to other conventional diagnostic radiology detectors. 


Advanced Image Processing

Advanced Image Processing provides many ways to optimize images while embracing ALARA to minimize dose radiation. Here are some of the imaging tools that help in enhancing the overall visualization experience. 


·         Auto Trimming 

Recognizing the off-centre imaging of the small anatomy, the auto trimming tool just adapts the image to full view for better preview and optimized display. 


  • Dynamic Visualization 

The latest development in Fujifilm’s image processing, Dynamic VisualizationTM automatically identifies the region of interest and then applies certain parameters to produce high-end images as well as level content for faster and accurate diagnosis. Thus, the imaging tool reduces the need for post-processing image adjustments, thus streamlines the customer’s workflow. 


  • Dynamic Range Control 

The imaging tools help to clarify under-exposed and over-exposed areas and reduce retakes. Also, the wide dynamic range adaptability helps to enhance image appearance on more difficult exposure areas. 


  • Graduation Display Optimization 

It helps in achieving the highest contrast possible by optimizing display characteristics in order to get even wider latitudes than traditional image processing. 


  • Enhanced Menu Parameters

The parameters help to automate and refine images to improve sharpness, contrast, and other anatomical details that eliminates the need for post-processing. 


  • Multi-Frequency Processing

The image tool helps to improve visibility for varying densities and foreign structures and is highly useful for viewing spine, skull, and orthopedic hardware images. 


  • Flexible Noise Control 

The tool helps to suppress noise without comprising the sharpness of the images. It is beneficial for paediatrics, lumbar spine, and abdominal viewing. 


Dose Optimization

The innovative diagnostic solution consists of dose-optimizing technologies that enables to achieve an optimal dose efficiency allowing an improvement up to 30% when compared to traditional DP detector designs. Lowering doses does not compromise the quality of images or operational performance. 


Fujifilm’s diagnostic solution is engineered to help providers detect ailments accurately and enhance the productivity of the screening process. Leveraging advanced technology and modern imaging tools, VXR Veterinary system thereby sets higher standards for quality veterinary care. Utilizing the X-ray room, veterinarians, technicians, and pets can reduce their radiation exposure with the faster examination, lesser retakes, and get the best quality images at the lowest possible dosages. 


X-Ray Room Veterinary Alternatives 

Canon RadPRO OMNERA 50 

The digital radiographic system introduced by Canon delivers a comprehensive imaging solution for our animal companions. Featuring a compact and space-saving design, the system has the capability to perform X-rays without crowding the exam room. Canon’s DR technology helps to deliver high-resolution images of patients faster than conventional film or CR systems. Allowing images to be previewed within three seconds, the device facilitates physicians to perform diagnosis without unnecessary patient repositioning and thus helps to reduce exam times. The veterinary radiographic solution covers a broad range of animals, from companion animals to exotics, from avians to pocket pets to get the quickest radiographic images. Driven by CXDI-501G flat panel detector technology, Canon digital X-ray system enable the acquisition of high medical image data at a low radiation dose. 


Carestream VXR Veterinary Radiological System 

The VXR system by GE Healthcare is a feature-rich and economical X-ray unit optimized specially for the veterinary application. The system features an exam table, X-ray tube, control console, and an X-ray generator. The system offers a float-top table with four-way motion, compact and fixed height column for quick positioning, and veterinary APRs with additional accessories. The Carestream VXR Veterinary Radiological system integrates powerful veterinary software that provides an interface designed for the way vets work. The Carestream Vita Flex scanner is a lightweight and compact scanner with a tabletop unit that makes it highly portable, so the device provides the flexibility to veterinarians to offer in-house and on-field solutions. The high-quality digital imaging solution is faster to use, thus expedite workflow and enhance productivity for optimum care. 


Sedecal Vet-Ray SX-V Digital X-ray System 

The Vet-Ray DX-V is a powerful and intuitive veterinary table system featuring 17"X17" flat panel detector that provides the largest coverage area ideal for large breeds. The system does not require a veterinarian to stop and rotate the patient for overall exposure. Sedecal’s DX-V Veterinary X-ray system has a touch-screen control console and tube head for an intuitive “Heads-Up” display. The four-way float table offers safe positioning and convenience to the patients while providing smooth multi-directional movement. The system integrates state-of-the-art high-frequency X-ray generator, compact enough to fit inside the table. 



As medical science advances, people want to improve the quality of veterinary care for their beloved pets. The veterinary imaging solution launched by Fujifilm is a great step towards advancing veterinary practices as it provides high image quality at low doses and keeps the affordability factor into consideration. Introducing new technologies and expertise in veterinary practice would help to offer the most efficient and modernized care. 

According to TechSci research report onGlobal Digital X-ray Systems Market By Technology (Computed Radiography v/s Direct Radiography), By Modality (Fixed v/s Mobile), By Application (General Radiography, Dental Applications, Mammography, Others) By End Users (Diagnostic Centers, Hospitals & Clinics, Others), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2026”, the global digital X-ray systems market was valued at USD11.74 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a formidable CAGR of 7.45%. The growth can be attributed to the rising number of cancer incidences along with orthopedic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and dental disorders. Besides, the growing number of road accidents and injuries are fuelling the growth of global digital X-ray systems market. Moreover, cost-effectiveness, easy accessibility, less radiation exposure makes digital X-rays a viable option for making diagnosis, which is further boosting its market growth.

According to another TechSci Research report on “Global Animal Pharmaceuticals Market, By Product Type (Drugs, Vaccine, Medicated Feed), By Animal Type (Companion Animal, Livestock Animal), By Route of Administration (Oral, Parenteral, Topical), By Type of Infection (Viral, Bacterial, Parasitic, Others), By End User (Veterinary Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics, Point of care/In-house testing, Others), By Distribution Channel (Veterinary Hospitals, Pharmacies and Drug stores, E-commerce), By Region, By Company, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026”, the animal pharmaceuticals market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.05% by 2026. The growth can be attributed to the rising pet adoption and rise in fatal diseases caused by animals. Besides, the emergence of new technologies and rising number of initiatives taken by the government to fund animal healthcare is boosting the market growth of animal pharmaceuticals market.

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