The examinations are performed with X-ray exposure. Captured images are digital processed and stored in DICOM format in the PACS system. 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.

WHEN WOULD YOU NEED IT?

  • Chest X-ray and Telecardiography: Lung, heart and other chest structures, chest injuries
  • Vertebra Graphs: Spine bone structures
  • Scoliosis radiography
  • Bone and Joint Graphs: Bones and joints in cases such as fractures, mass or rheumatic diseases
  • Extremity Graphs: Arm and leg bones, including Leg length radiography. Osteoarticular system
  • Head Radiographs: Trauma patients to image skull and facial bones
  • Direct Urinary System Radiography: Diagnosis of the urinary system stones
  • Standing Direct Abdominal X-ray: to diagnose intestinal obstruction and perforation, swallowed objects and foreign bodies
  • IVP (Intravenous Pyelography): Medicated kidney diagnose
  • Nasal X-ray: ENT pathology, acute / chronic sinusitis
  • Hysterosalpingography: HSG is an x-ray exam of  the uterus and fallopian tubes. It uses a digital x-ray and a contrast material

BENEFITS

  • High quality X-ray image is the ability to digitally process it and identify important details
  • Ability to reduce the radiation dose
  • Simplicity and speed of image acquisition comes to help, as the scans become available for analysis immediately after the process
  • Storing information in digital form makes it possible to create easily accessible X-ray archives
  • The allowance of transferring the information to anywhere, over a computer network
  • Environmental safety: eliminates the need for expensive film and reagents, equipment for a darkroom and a “toxic” development process
  • The high speed of obtaining results makes it possible to increase the availability of X-ray rooms
  • High quality images with backup eliminates the demand for repeated procedures, which also exposes the patient with radiation