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Editor's e-Note
Thinking about switching to DR? You’re not alone. The DR market is expanding rapidly, and current trends suggest that it won’t slow down anytime soon. In this issue, Assistant Editor Tony Fioriglio looks at some of the factors that are driving that growth and why your choice of radiography system will affect your bottom line.

— Dave Yeager, editor
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Recent Trends and Legislation Accelerate Full DR Acceptance
By Tony Fioriglio

A recent report released by market research firm Technavio and reported on MedGadget projected that the global DR market would increase by nearly $4 billion by 2018. According to the information detailed by MedGadget, the report, “Digital Radiology Market — Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecasts 2012–2018,” predicted a market expansion with a compound annual growth rate of 5.4%, starting in 2012, when the market was valued at $9.7 billion, through 2018, when the market is projected to be worth $13.3 billion.

And really, this surge in popularity should not come as a surprise.

As nations around the globe continue to develop both academically and financially, their access and demand for medical care grows; with that comes the implementation of this technology.

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