Benefits of Digital RadiologyRadiation is harmful to patients in large quantities, which is cut down when the images are captured digitally. Unlike traditional film X-rays, a technician or doctor will be able to zoom in and out on the scan, catching more minor injuries that can lead to chronic pain issues. While film can come out blurry due to breathing or the wrong chemistry used in development, digital X-rays will come out clearer in a fraction of a minute. In addition to being safer for the patient by using less harmful radiation, the scans can be kept safe on any hard drive or disc which allows for easier transportation if a specialist is needed.
Injuries Detected Through Digital X-RaysMany internal injuries can be diagnosed with an X-ray, especially after a fall or accident including:
- Bone conditions including scoliosis and rickets
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Bone and muscle sprains
- Joint damage
- Muscle damage