Digital X-rays

Advantages of Digital X-rays

Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advancement in medical imaging over the last decade.

The use of radiographic films in x ray imaging might become obsolete in a few years. An appropriate analogy that is easy to understand is the replacement of typical film cameras with digital cameras. Images can be immediately acquired, deleted, modified, and subsequently sent to a network of computers

The Doctor can view the images on a computer and often report in minutes after the examination.

Patient can have the x-ray images on a compact disk to take to another physician or hospital.

The images are no longer held in a single location; but can be seen simultaneously by physicians hundreds of miles apart. Another key advantage is that Digital X-rays offer a significant reduction in radiation doses compared to film based X-rays. Digital technology is not only a safe and effective tool in the diagnosis and treatment of dental issues

Lose the film and toxic X-ray development chemicals ,

Because we don’t need film to take digital images, we no longer need to keep developing chemicals in the office, thereby eliminating a potential source of toxic exposure to both you and our staff. There are no fumes that can escape and permeate carpets, upholstery, clothing and such. At the same time, the elimination of these products cuts costs dramatically. We don’t need to hire anyone to safely remove these hazardous materials once used, as there are no materials to be removed.

Digital images are typically of higher quality than conventional. They can also be improved through image manipulation. By enlarging, brightening and otherwise clarifying images, we – and you – can get a better view of the condition and bones. Consequently, we can often catch problems in their earlier stages making treatment fast and effective Even better, you, as a patient, can more easily view the images. You can see what we see and so better understand your situation and our recommendations for care. If you need to be referred to a specialist, it’s also easier for us to get your x-rays to him or her; we can just e-mail them.