IDEXX I-Vision CR Digital Imaging System

Speed, clarity and true integration, from the leader in veterinary diagnostics
  • See diagnostic-quality images in under a minute: computed radiography (CR) system consistently delivers sharp, detailed images
  • Integrate with leading practice management software: simplifies work flow, electronically downloads image requests and results
  • Increase revenue: single-step request automatically captures x-ray charges
  • Choose cassette options to fit your patient population: 14" x 17", 10" x 12" or 8" x 10"
  • Easy to operate: single cassette-based scanner with automated loading, scanning and erasure

Imaging Technologies

Compare the imaging technologies behind IDEXX Digital Imaging systems

How often do you take x-rays? How quickly do you need to view images? Your answers will help you determine the imaging technology that’s right for your practice.

Computed Radiography
  • Images are generated with a cassette containing a flexible screen coated with a photostimulable phosphor.
  • Lignt energy is absorbed by phosphor screen, which holds it as a latent image.
  • Cassette is placed in scanner; image is digitized and sent to computer.
  • Phosphor screen is automatically erased.
Computed radiography work flow—ideal for practices transitioning to digital from film
  • Position the animal as needed for capturing desired anatomy.
  • Capture image on cassette.
  • Remove cassette from Bucky tray/table area.
  • Insert cassette into scanner.
  • Image populates on monitor in under 60 seconds.

Used in the IDEXX I-Vision CR Digital Imaging System.

Flat-panel Detector
Direct-Capture (DR) Technology
  • Images are generated with an amorphous selenium plate that absorbs the x-ray directly.
  • Digital information is sent from plate directly to computer.
Direct-capture work flow—ideal for fast-paced small-animal and equine practices
  • Position the animal as needed—or in the case of equine patients, the plate—for capturing desired anatomy.
  • Capture image using plate.
  • Image appears on monitor in under 5 seconds on the IDEXX EquiView® Digital Imaging System

Used in the IDEXX EquiView Digital Imaging system.

I-Vision CR System Technical Specifications

  IDEXX I-Vision CR System Powered by IDEXX-PACS Imaging Software IDEXX I-Vision CR System with Capture Imaging Software
Image resolution 4048 x 4932 pixels (14" x 17" cassette)
Meets the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) guidelines for spatial resolution
4048 x 4932 pixels (14" x 17" cassette) Meets the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) guidelines for spatial resolution
Bit depth 12 bits/pixel 12 bits/pixel
Image acquisition Under 1 minute Under 1 minute
Plate/Scanner dimensions H: 13.4" (34 cm)
W: 29.5" (75 cm)
D: 21.7" (55 cm)
Wt: 79 lb (36 kg)
H: 13.4" (34 cm)
W: 29.5" (75 cm)
D: 21.7" (55 cm)
Wt: 79 lb (36 kg)
Imaging area 14" x 17" (35.6 cm x 43.2 cm)
10" x 12" (25.4 cm x 30.5 cm)
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
14" x 17" (35.6 cm x 43.2 cm)
10" x 12" (25.4 cm x 30.5 cm)
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
Software IDEXX-PACS Imaging Software Capture Imaging Software
X-ray system Works with most existing x-ray systems/generators
Warranty and support
  • One-year warranty*
  • 24/7/365 customer support
  • Extended maintenance agreement (EMA) available

* From date of installation.

IDEXX EliteVision Systems Technical Specifications

Detector Type: Amorphous silicon on glass—no tiling
Detecting Area: 9.59" x 11.69" (24.35 cm x 29.70 cm)
Plate Dimensions:
Height: 16.3" (415 mm)
Width: 11.2" (284 mm)
Depth: 0.6" (16 mm)
Weight: 4.8 lb (2.18 kg) 
Pixel Size: 139 μm x 139 μm
Operating/Storage Temperature: 59°F–86°F (15°C–30°C)
Software: CARESTREAM™ Image Suite™ Version 4.0
CARESTREAM and Image Suite are trademarks of Carestream Health, Inc.


Capture, view, store and share radiographs with veterinary-specific IDEXX-PACS™ Imaging Software

The value of a digital image depends on the tools you capture and manage it with. That's the inspiration behind our exclusive IDEXX-PACS (picture archiving and communication system) Imaging Software.

Veterinary-specific software

We've designed IDEXX-PACS software specifically for veterinary imaging with independent, board-certified veterinary radiologists. It's DICOM-conformant and meets the latest American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) guidelines for imaging.

Image clarity and confidence

To capture clearer images faster, IDEXX-PACS comes with state-of-the-art ClearCapture Dx Image Processing Software. We've carefully configured the processing parameters in the ClearCapture Dx software for veterinary ranges. As a result, it delivers enhanced anatomic structure definition, so you can view fine bone and soft tissue detail more easily—even in larger dogs.

Faster diagnoses

To help you provide faster, more accurate diagnoses, IDEXX-PACS software puts user-friendly features at your fingertips:

  • Advanced enhancement and annotation tools (including TPLO annotations) to improve how you view, annotate and manage radiographs
  • Veterinary-specific exams and image processing for more confident decisions
  • Dental image viewing modes to view images in their native hanging format and in context with a variety of templates.
  • Radiology log to update and view your radiology log based on AAHA standards. You can even email or export to a .PDF file.
  • Dynamic Shot Tree to immediately add shots as you need them while you have the patient on the table and without initiating a new series
  • Customized Patient CD feature to create CDs that contain images and patient history—ideal for referring specialists and client education
  • Window and level presets to adjust an image according to your preferences and by modality (e.g., CT, MRI, US, CR, DR, XR) in their native format
  • Integrated surgical templates to streamline preoperative and trauma planning
  • DICOM 3.0 conformance to integrate and send images from various modalities—such as CT, ultrasound or MRI—into the patient record, without having to reenter information. With DICOM Modality Worklist, you can communicate with other DICOM-compatible systems to review and fulfill image requests using DICOM standards. Autorouting lets you configure your system to automatically send DICOM images to destinations of your choice.
Increased productivity

By streamlining the flow of diagnostic information, IDEXX-PACS software also helps your staff work more efficiently.

  • Easily exchange images with colleagues and IDEXX Telemedicine specialists or radiology consultants of your choice.
  • Integrates with Cornerstone Practice Management System using IDEXX SmartLink technology.
  • IDEXX SmartLink technology reduces missed x-ray charges, eliminates paper forms and redundant data entry.
  • Auto-routing lets you automatically send images via DICOM to destinations of your choice.
  • Modality awareness for CR, MRI and ultrasound simplifies saving radiographs in patients' medical records.
Software upgrades

To keep your digital imaging system's performance up-to-date, we regularly upgrade the IDEXX-PACS software. And, you'll receive those upgrades as they become available.*

*For customers on an extended maintenance agreement.

Return on Investment

An investment in medicine, revenue and client relationships

The near- and long-term financial benefits of digital radiography

Digital radiography may be more affordable than you think. And the immediate diagnostic benefits of transitioning may surprise you—including superior diagnostic detail and faster decision making. Better still: There can be a considerable tax benefit.

Digital radiography is also a significant revenue generator. Plus, quickly finding answers and starting treatment before your patient leaves your practice shows clients you care about them—and can help build long-term loyalty that in turn generates referrals.


Digital imaging could increase your revenue by 30% or more.1 The following chart illustrates increased revenue potential.

10 $60 5% $70 $770
36 $60 15% $70 $2870
125 $60 30% $70 $11410

Interactive Economic Model (compare costs) | Baixer PDF

Use our Interactive Economic Model to calculate how a digital radiography system could fit into your budget. This easy-to-use tool compares the economics of digital radiography versus film. And keep in mind some other bottom-line benefits of converting to digital radiography:

  • No processor lease or purchase costs
  • The environmental benefits of chemical-free image processing
  • Recaptured square footage and costs for dark-room space and x-ray film storage


Six reasons to go green by going digital

Switching from film to an IDEXX Digital Imaging system doesn’t just save time and money. You’ll no longer need toxic processing chemicals, and that helps the environment and your practice in at least six ways:

  1.     No toxic chemicals to get into the water or soil.
  2.     A safer workplace for employees.
  3.     No more costly regulatory fees for disposing of toxic processing chemicals.
  4.     No more hazardous waste contracts, special filtering systems or septic tanks for biohazard disposal and storage.
  5.     Decreased insurance liability.
  6.     Positive perception among patients and the community that you run an eco-friendly veterinary practice.
The decision to buy the IDEXX Digital Imaging system was a good one indeed. In addition to the economic benefits, our practice is truly cleaner, greener and safer than before and that feels good!
Kathy Dobesh, DVM, and Mike Dobesh, DVM 
Smith Veterinary Hospital, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Environmental benefits of digital imaging

Purchasing the IDEXX Digital Imaging system seemed like a very big decision at the time. The City of Santa Fe mandated disposal of all fixer, developer and water that went through our x-ray processor as hazardous waste.

We had multiple inspections by the environmental department and the City of Santa Fe. It was hard to argue with them when we looked at the brown stains on our counters and sink in the radiology room. With disposal costs of $300 a week, we had to consider alternatives. When all hard costs, including chemicals, film and disposal, were totaled, we calculated a two-year payback on the system. Soon after we installed the system, we realized the benefits were far greater than ever imagined.

First, having no chemicals to handle, store or dispose of has been a huge relief. The x-ray room now looks and smells clean. Our technicians are absolutely thrilled to not have exposure to the chemicals, especially when cleaning the processor. The City of Santa Fe and the environmental department can no longer be concerned about our x-ray chemicals. We don't have to schedule or pay for pickups for the chemicals and there are no more manifests to sign, file and produce for inspectors. Our practice is truly cleaner and greener than ever before.

Secondly, we take far fewer x-rays per animal than we did before. The safety benefits are greatly appreciated by everyone who takes radiographs in the hospital. In the past, an x-ray that was too light or too dark left you with two choices: read a bad x-ray or send the technician and the animal back to get another dose of radiation. And—not having to drag that big chow back in the x-ray room makes everyone appreciate the system!

Third, eliminating the clutter and storage hassle of all those films has been a huge benefit to the practice. Organizing, filing and retrieving films seemed like a full-time job. Digging through piles of unfiled films and searching for those missing in action is now a thing of the past. Also, no one missed standing at the front desk and arguing with a client about who owns the film—now we simply hand them a CD.

Finally, the general excitement created by implementing the new technology was marvelous for our practice. While the benefits of this cannot easily be calculated, they are certainly real and substantial. With factors such as technician time savings, additional animals being radiographed and improved practice morale on top of hard cost savings, the payback period on the IDEXX Digital Imaging system is closer to one year.


Kathy Dobesh, DVM, and Mike Dobesh, DVM
Smith Veterinary Hospital
Sante Fe, New Mexico

Tax advantages

Per IRS tax code section 179, you can deduct up to $25,000 for calendar-year 2014 expenses, limited to taxpayers with no more than $200,000 total capital equipment purchases. As Gary I. Glassman, CPA, points out, when you invest in in-house diagnostics such as an IDEXX Digital Imaging System.*

Per IRS tax code section 179, you can immediately deduct up to $500,000 for calendar-year 2013 expenses, as long as total purchases are below $2,000,000. The purchase of new equipment is eligible for 50% bonus depreciation, meaning that one-half of purchases are eligible for immediate write-off in the year the purchase is made. For 2014, deductions drop to $25,000 and are limited to taxpayers with no more than $200,000 total capital equipment purchases.

The archived Webinar at the IDEXX Learning Center explains more about the tax advantages of investing in in-house diagnostics.

Service & Support

The right support and service for your practice—at the right time

We’ll keep you up and running—and up-to-date

IDEXX Digital Imaging Systems are backed by a global leader in veterinary diagnostics. This means you directly benefit from our investment in research and development. And that you can depend on support and service that ensures your investment delivers the insight, flexibility and reliability you require for years to come.

First-class installation and training

Our professional technical experts go the extra mile to ensure your installation goes smoothly: from making sure your system is properly set up and running correctly to training your staff so they’re comfortable operating it. We’ll even provide extra training in person or online if your staff needs it.

Dedicated people back you up

Whenever you have a question, we’re ready with the answer 24/7/365. So you don’t have to worry about downtime, our extended maintenance agreements (EMAs) deliver the support you need over the phone, online and in person. And equipment swaps can be sent overnight express.

Continuous innovation keeps you ahead

Your IDEXX Digital Imaging System will keep pace with your needs. You’ll receive software upgrades and other enhancements as soon as the technology advances. This improves the performance of both your digital imaging system and your practice. Better still: when you’re ready, you can completely integrate your practice.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communication of medical information. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. 


1. Navigating veterinary digital ROI calculators. Animal Insides Web site. Accessed February 24, 2010.

* This information is for general reference only and is not intended to be tax advice. Please contact your accountant or tax advisor to discuss IRS Section 179 and to receive complete details on current regulations, limitations and guidelines as they may apply to you.