X-Rays are small amounts of targeted radiation to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs on film. Standard x-rays are performed for many reasons including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries.
Physicians have long been accustomed to viewing and interpreting images on film. Film is now being replaced with digital images in the same way as film cameras are being replaced with digital cameras. Digital x-ray imaging does away with film processing, and the images can be viewed just minutes after exposure via computer networks, to be seen by your doctor or radiologist in multi sites.
Benefits of digital technology to all x-ray systems include:
Lower dosage x-rays can often be used to achieve the same high quality picture as with film.
Digital x-ray images can be enhanced and manipulated with computers and sent via a secure network to other workstations and computer monitors so that many people can share the information and assist in the diagnosis.
Digital images can be archived onto compact optical disks or digital tape saving tremendously on storage space and manpower needed for a traditional x-ray film library.
Digital images may be retrieved from an electronic for future reference.