Portable X-ray services becoming more common

January 23, 2015 4:35 PM

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Proponents say-home X-ray services help frail patients avoid difficult and potentially hazardous trips to hospitals. Other patients seek in-home providers out of convenience, as an ankle or chest X-ray can take less than 20 minutes.

“We go to the patient and take the X-ray, rather than having the patient go to the doctor’s office,” said Paul Fowler, founder of Specialty Portable X-Ray, Inc. in New York.

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