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Digital Radiography or X-ray

What is digital radiography?

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging that provides high resolution images with a lower dose of radiation. Compared to plain x-ray machines it is able to produce an image within seconds to minutes without the use of environmentally damaging chemicals. Images are easily manipulated to provide a clearer picture of the anatomy of bones, cartilage, soft tissue, and joint spacing. The images can also be electronically shared or copied onto a compact disc. 

What is it used for?

It is a painless and non-invasive procedure used for the examination of organs, bones, and cartilage to aid in diagnosing conditions or diseases. It can help in diagnosing conditions such as arthritis, bone cancer, bone abnormalities, digestive problems, lung conditions, enlarged heart, infections, fractures, and osteoporosis. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant, please inform the technologist and/or professional health care provider.

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