Digital x-ray is a type of x-ray ranging, where instead of traditional photographic film, digital x-ray sensors are used. It is used to diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions. The digital x-ray helps you with
- Immediate preview of the image and it’s availability.
- It eliminates the cost of film processing.
- It has a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure.
- It has the ability to use special image processing techniques that enhances the overall image quality
WHY DO YOU NEED TO PERFORM DIGITAL X-RAY?
- Detect and examine the area, where patient experiences discomfort or pain.
- Check how well a treatment is working for your problems.
- Closely monitor the progress and improvement of a diagnosed disease.
- In case of conditions such as bone cancer, breast tumors, enlarged heart, blocked blood vessels, conditions affecting your lungs, digestive problems, fractures, infections, osteoporosis, arthritis, tooth decay and needing to retrieve swallowed items.
HOW IS A DIGITAL X-RAY DONE?
- Before going for the digital x-ray, the doctor will give you a gown to change and will ask you to remove jewelry, if you are wearing any.
- It is recommended that you inform your technician or doctor that you have metal implants from prior surgeries before the test. As these implants might block the x-rays, resulting in unclear picture.
- Once you enter the digital x-ray room, the technician will ask you to position your body as per the need.
- During the digital x-ray procedure, the technician might ask you to sit or stand several times to get a clear picture.
- While you stand or sit in front of the digital image capturing device, the technician will take pictures.
- Once the technician gets the right set of images, the procedure comes to an end.