Comparing digital X-rays to traditional film is exactly like comparing a regular camera to a digital camera. The images are acquired in the same way, but the data is stored electronically instead of being stored on film.
Full-field digital X-ray transfers images to a computer so they can be electronically enhanced. Digital X-ray allows the radiologist to focus on areas of concern, which enhances readability and interpretations of the images.
The benefit of Digital X-rays over traditional X-rays include:
- Fast acquisition of images – A Digital X-Ray takes only a matter of seconds without using film and with fewer retakes of images
- Improved patient care through better image quality
- Requires less radiation per exposure to produce a higher quality x-ray
- The images are easily stored for future reference
- Digital X-Rays can be viewed as a two dimensional image
Fluoroscopy is an imaging tool that enables physicians to look at many body systems, including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
It is a study of moving body structures and uses x-ray to produce real-time video images – similar to an X-ray “movie”. A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail.
Bone density measurement is a safe, non-invasive, and painless test which can play an important role in the early diagnosis of osteoporosis. Bone densitometry accurately measures the density of the spine, hip, and other bones that are most frequent fracture sites associated with osteoporosis.
Evaluating bone density using conventional X-ray techniques won't reveal a problem until a person has lost at least 30% of his or her bone mass. Now, in a matter of minutes, physicians can get an accurate picture of a person's bone density early enough in the disease to make a real difference in treatment and outcome.