Digital radiography (DR) is an advanced form of x-ray inspection which produces a digital radiographic image instantly on a computer. This technique uses x-ray sensitive plates to capture data during object examination, which is immediately transferred to a computer without the use of an intermediate cassette. The incident x-ray radiation is converted into an equivalent electric charge and then to a digital image through a detector sensor.
What Happens During X-ray?
An x-ray is like having a photograph taken, but of the inside of your body. An imaging plate will be placed behind the area to be x-rayed. The x-ray machine will deliver a short burst of x-rays through this part of your body. The x-rays will pass through your body and arrive on the imaging plate placed behind you.
From the imaging plate, a digital x-ray image is produced. This x-ray image is studied by a specialist consultant radiologist, who is an expert in x-rays. The radiologist will send a report to your referring clinician.
X-rays are painless, affordable and fast, and maybe all that is required to diagnose a condition or abnormality.
Uses of Digital X-ray
Digital X-rays are helpful in the diagnosis of the following conditions;
- Any abnormalities of bone or teeth, such as fractures.
- Abnormalities in joints such as osteoarthritis.
- Size and shape of the heart to help with the detection of some heart conditions.
- Changes to the density of soft tissues such as breast or lung.
- Fluid in certain organs such as the lung or gut.
Risk Associated with X-rays
There is a very low risk associated with having an X-ray and the advanced digital x-ray equipment at Bansal Diagnostic Centre ensures the minimum radiation exposure is used to produce optimal images. However, repeated tests may damage cells in the body which could lead to cancer. The dose of radiation used is always kept to a minimum.
X-rays are not recommended for pregnant women. Please let the radiographer know if you think you may be pregnant.
Why Choose Us?
Bansal Diagnostic Centre has one of the most experienced practices, devoted to meeting the diagnostics needs of our patients at all stage of their lives. Our team has been providing tailored individual care to our patients with trusted specialist services by our expert team of radiologists and sonographers for over 10 years. As a trusted provider in delivering an accurate diagnosis of scans in a fast and accurate system, our patients feel confident and safe in the hands of our diagnostic and pathology specialists.