Digital X- Ray

Digital X-ray, also known as digital radiography, is a medical imaging technique that uses digital technology to capture images of the inside of the body. It is a faster and more efficient method of capturing X-ray images compared to traditional film-based X-rays.

In digital X-ray, a sensor is used to capture the X-ray image, which is then converted into a digital format that can be viewed on a computer. This allows for immediate viewing of the image, which can be manipulated to enhance contrast and detail.

Digital X-ray is commonly used to diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions, such as fractures, infections, and tumors. It is also used in dentistry to diagnose problems with teeth and gums.

One of the advantages of digital X-ray is that it reduces patient exposure to radiation, as the amount of radiation used is significantly lower compared to traditional film-based X-rays. It is also a more environmentally friendly method, as there is no need for film processing chemicals.

Overall, digital X-ray is a safe and effective medical imaging technique that provides valuable diagnostic information for a variety of medical conditions. Radiologic technologists play a critical role in performing digital X-ray exams and providing accurate images for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat their patients.