Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen, a teaching hospital in Trier (Germany), has made the transition from CR to DR systems in its radiology department. As well as allowing more examinations to be carried out, the fully digital process also benefits radiology assistants and physicians. The radiology department at Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen took its first steps in digital technology in 2005, with computed radiography (CR) systems from Agfa. “When needle-based detectors then came on the market, we immediately took the next step and transitioned from our conventional solution,” says head of radiology Dr. Günther Sigmund. The reason for this decision was the fact that the new generation of detectors promised much better image quality. “A promise that was delivered,” says Dr.Sigmund.