Digital x-ray uses ionizing radiation to produce all images. It directly captures the image to the computer for immediate viewing.
Digital x-rays have become an easy way for our orthopedists to obtain diagnostic information which aids in a quicker diagnosis of injuries to your bones and joints. They can also help guide procedures. Digital x-rays have become safer, more effective and can be copied to a CD to bring to other physicians, if needed.
- Help determine whether a bone is dislocated or fractured
- Evaluate joint injuries
- Diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative conditions (i.e. arthritis and osteoporosis)
- Allow many images to be viewed immediately
- Reduce the need of repeating x-rays