Computerized digital radiography is an advanced technology that speeds up treatment and enhances the quality of the viewing image. After taking your x-ray a scanner will transfer the image to a computer to be viewed by the Doctor. Digital radiography is an advanced technology that speeds up treatment and helps make the most accurate and efficient diagnosis of the patient's condition with clarity, detail and quick image processing and better, faster collaboration with other health care professionals.
Computed digital radiography is designed to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results. Our x-ray facilities are inspected annually in accordance with 410 IAC 5 Rule for Radiation Control in Indiana and has found to be in compliance.
X-rays are produced only when a switch is momentarily turned on. As with visible light, no radiation remains after the switch is turned off.
As with any aspect of medical care, knowing that a patient is or could be pregnant is important information and should be made known to the Doctor and Clinical Assistant prior to examination and treatment.
The elimination of chemicals, combined with less paper, plastic and metals used in traditional x-ray developing is an environmental benefit and part of a series of medical "green" features that we continue to integrate into our practice.