Smart DR+

The New Smart DR+ Platform

SOUND® continues to evolve its best-selling digital radiography system in history, using the knowledge gained from 2000+ SmartDR installations over the last 4 years.

Less is MORE

SmartDR+ introduces new product enhancements that reduce radiation exposure, eliminate unnecessary components, and improve everyday workflow to optimize your practice.

Utilizing new ultra-efficient digital radiography detector electronics, smartDR+ provides a greater signal-to-noise ratio than ever before.

  • The power of MUSICA’s intelligent image processing
  • A simplified low-dose technique chart
  • High-quality diagnostic images
  • Less radiation exposure.
With SmartDetect, there is no longer any need to synchronize the digital radiography system with the x-ray generator.

  • Streamlines the installation process
  • Eliminates unnecessary input/output boxes, sync cables
  • Reduces failure points
  • Decreases troubleshooting time
  • Increases time spent caring for your patients.

Smart Image Processing

MUSICA automatically analyzes each image based on each of its contrast levels, optimizes each independently, and re-combines for an enhanced image, every time.

  • Powerful enough to handle high-sensitivity panels with low-dose techniques
  • Balanced enough to simultaneously present soft-tissue and bone structures clearly
  • Intelligent enough to handle variations in species, size, anatomy, and x-ray technique, with no manual tuning
  • Consistent enough to provide high quality diagnostics from patient-to-patient, view-to-view, and user-to-user
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Smart Workflow

Optimized Image Acquisition – With speed, efficiency and accuracy in mind, workflow is optimized with three or less steps to acquisition.

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Touch Friendly User Interface

Easy intuitive interface designed for a touch-screen environment

Onboard Training and Support

Onboard tutorial videos enable new users to be acquiring images in minutes

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Custom Protocols

Easily create custom protocols to streamline study creation

Workflow Optimized

Optimized image acquisition workflow with 3 steps or less to acquiring an image

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MUSICA Intelligent Image Processing

Consistently high image quality patient to patient, view to view and user to user

3D Position Assistant

Proper positioning reference at the finger- tips for common to not so common views

Smart Support

On-board help videos enables new users to be trained on imaging in minutes. Live chat from acquisition or mobile device provides real-time help from trained technicians.

Take a Closer Look

Sound Smart DR – The Intelligent Digital Radiography System from Sound 1:45

Highly versatile and compact computed radiography solution offering high speed and high image quality.

MUSICA Intelligent Image Processing 1:51

MUSICA knows how to automatically tune for any patient, species, or size, delivering consistently high image quality.

Digital Radiography Knowledge Center

Learn more about Digital Radiography and how to make the best choices when implementing into your practice. 

How Much Do Today’s Veterinary DR Systems Cost?

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Let’s face it, everyone wants to jump right to the question of how much todays’ Digital Radiography (DR) systems cost. And most people want the answer quickly. Well here it is: somewhere between $25K and $50K. But that’s a big spread. So let’s re-focus the question where it should be: what are the things about a DR configuration that add cost to the system, and which of these things actually add value (vs. just perceived value):

• X-ray Scintillator Material
• Panel Manufacturer
• Image Processing
• Software
• Warranty and Support

5 Advantages of Digital Radiography Every DVM Needs to Know

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Digital radiography is a key development in diagnostic imaging that can help improve patient care, support better patient outcomes, expand consultation capabilities, and enhance client interaction. It has become the gold standard in the veterinary industry for over 15 years. It started as a very costly (>$100K) investment when first launched, but as it has become more mainstream, the modality has become more affordable.

Here are the principal advantages over film-based radiography:

• Image Quality
• Cost Savings
• Ease-of-Use
• Fewer Retakes
• Decreased Radiation Exposure

The In’s and Out’s of X-Ray Technique and Radiation Dose in the Digital World

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Every Digital Radiography (DR) company provides a technique chart with their panels. These x-ray prescriptions have evolved over time from the days of film and as DR panels have evolved to be more sensitive. Most likely, the DR company has spent a good bit of time testing and optimizing these techniques to provide the best image quality for their panels. But what ARE these knobs (kVp and mAs) and what do they DO to your image quality for a variety of species and sized patients? And what are the implications on patient dose, personnel dose, and panel dose?

• X-rays, and How They Are Produced
• Turning the Knobs: kVp and mAs
• Dose to Patients and Staff
• DR Panel Sensitivity

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“We look at images from virtually every digital radiography system marketed to veterinarians coast to coast. The images we see from SMART DR with MUSICA are the best images we see. I don't think there's an imaging processing system out there better than MUSICA.”

Bennett FaginDVM, DACVR - Vet-Rad, Ltd

“Why SOUND SMART DR? Someone who’s never seen the system before can walk up and know exactly what to do, it’s that intuitive. Sound has also taken support to the next level. From SOUND SMART DR you can chat live with a technician and they’re working on your system instantly.”

Terry BesnierRVT, Imaging PACS Administrator

Speak to an Imaging Specialist about Smart DR+

We’re available to answer your questions live from 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time. To speak with an Imaging Specialist call + 1 (800) 268-5354