I am in the process of combining my office and joining with an office that recently switched from a CR digital imaging system to a DR system from Ann Arbor Digital Devices (A2D2). Even though they had a perfectly good system from 20/20, when they looked at the savings and productivity gains from the A2D2 system, it was a no-brainer for them. The first thing that caught their eye was not having to handle and process cassettes in the DR system. This reduced the amount of time to take 3 views from over 6 minutes. In a busy office like theirs, that 4+ minute savings for each and every X-Ray case really adds up to big labor savings.
Another deciding factor was that A2D2 does not charge any support or upgrade fees for the software, this alone saved the office over $1,200. The software is podiatry-specific, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and offers features that put it miles ahead of all the others. Finally, another reason was that this is a podiatry-friendly company and a big supporter of podiatry and the AAPPM.