Understanding Direct Radiography (DR)

How does it work?

Simply put, the detector panel captures the x-ray image and directly transmits it to the control console through cable or Wi-Fi. No need for a separate, bulky processing unit.

What are the key benifits of DR

  • Images are onscreen in 3 seconds or less
  • No intermediate steps are required!
  • Exceptional soft tissues with a wide contrast resolution compared to CR systems


Is Direct radiography (DR) for me?

DR is perfect for all veterinary x-ray imaging, due to a wide range of available systems, the DR is suitable for small animal, equine and mixed practices.

How do I choose what type of DR system I need?

DR Only Panel Systems - Upgrade your existing small animal X-ray System

  • The EXAMION® DR detector systems are the cheapest route to Direct radiography due to their compatibility with your existing conventional x-ray generator equipment.
  • Panel fits precisely into your existing bucky x-ray system and transmits the x-ray images directly to the integrated PC console
  • No changes are made to your existing generator or bucky – meaning you do not need to replace your wall stand, x-ray table and grids or make any other radical changes to your usual procedures. 
  • All panel systems are supplied with Examion AQS acquisition software What are the key features of DR 
  • Images are onscreen in 3 seconds or less 
  • No intermediate steps are required!
  • Exceptional soft tissues with a wide contrast resolution compared to CR systems Is Direct radiography (DR) for me? DR is perfect for all veterinary x-ray imaging, due to a wide range of available systems, the DR is suitable for small animal, equine and mixed practices.

Fully integrated DR stations - Ideal for small animal practices

  • Complete, out of the box solution, with generator and floating table, quickly installed and simply plugged into the wall
  • Integrated control of x-ray system and detector via the main touchscreen interface.
  • Complete compatibility and latest technology
  • Ideal for a complete system upgrade or new practice

DR Case Solutions - Ideal for mixed and equine practices


  • Portable case solutions with detector and laptop, efficient and ready within seconds.
  • Available with complete wireless connectivity direct to lightweight touchscreen laptop
  • No further adaptors required.
  • Special equine workflow, express buttons for purchase examinations.
  • A lightweight, highly flexible option, highly suited for large animal image capture

How can I Find out more?


If you would like to find out more and discuss possibilities for your practice, contact one of our expert team on 01622 834300 who will be happy to talk you through our range and discuss the best fit for your practice. Alternatively, all our X-Ray systems are available to compare here.

All our systems are available from a no obligation free demonstration, Just call us to discuss!