An x-ray is a tried-and-true diagnostic tool used for over a century to find everything from torn ligaments to broken bones. Traditional x-rays use sheets of film that have to be developed, much like a film from a camera. More modern x-rays use digital technology to provide a body’s internal image.
Digital x-ray, or digital radiography, uses a special imaging detector to read the body part and create a digital image. These modern x-rays are faster and provide better results to doctors, who can view the images on a computer rather than having to use lightboxes and the old film.
The other advantage to today’s digital x-rays is that they use less radiation than the old-style x-ray machines. This makes it safer for the patient.
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates uses digital x-rays as one of its diagnostic tools. To learn more, contact us.