Making the transition from analog to digital could bring several advantages to X-Ray imaging. These would include improvement in contrast and other aspects of image quality by means of image processing: radiological images could be compared more with those obtained from other imaging modalities, electronic distribution of images within Central Diagnostics could make remote access and archiving possible, highly qualified personnel could service more effectively to help with diagnosis.

COMPUTED RADIOGRAPHY (CR) systems use equipment similar to conventional radiography except that in place of an X-Ray film, an imaging plate is used to create the digital image, which is then transferred to a computer.