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Digital Xray
Digital X-Ray

Digital X-Ray

Using a small amount of radiation, digital x-rays are a quick and easy way to detect bone fractures, cancer, and even pneumonia. The digital x-ray machine has a moveable arm that allows for different angles to be taken of the body part being examined. An x-ray beam, which is painless, is pointed at the area of the body and a picture is produced on a computer screen.

 

The images are then read by our radiologist and a report will be sent to your doctor in a timely manner.

 

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FAQs

Digital X-Ray FAQs

What are some common uses of the procedure?

A bone x-ray is used to:

  • Diagnose broken bones or joint dislocation.
  • Demonstrate proper alignment and stabilization of bony fragments following treatment of a fracture.
  • Guide orthopedic surgery, such as spine repair/fusion, joint replacement and fracture reductions.
  • Look for injury, infection, arthritis, abnormal bone growths, bony changes seen in metabolic conditions.
  • Assist in the detection and diagnosis of bone cancer.
  • Locate foreign objects in soft tissues around or in bones.

 

How should I prepare?

Most bone x-rays require no special preparation.

You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes and to wear a gown during the exam. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, dentures, eye glasses and any metal objects or clothing that might interfere with the x-ray images.

 

How does the procedure work?

X-rays are a form of radiation like light or radio waves. X-rays pass through most objects, including the body. Once it is carefully aimed at the part of the body being examined, an x-ray machine produces a small burst of radiation that passes through the body, recording an image in a digital format which is sent immediately to the computer. The X-ray technologist will then view the image to ensure its quality before you leave.