What are XRays?
Xrays send tiny amounts of radiation through the body to be received by a special device that creates images of structures within the body. The different tissues within the body absorb different levels of xray radiation based on tissue density — for example, bones look white on an xray picture because of how they receive the xray radiation and thus appear in high contrast. Soft tissues, fat cells, and empty areas within the body appear as shades of grey on an xray due to how radiation travels more easily through these tissues. This is why xrays are often used to diagnose bone fractures and abnormalities or to locate foreign materials in your body.
Innovative Medical Imaging is proud to offer digital xrays to our patients. Digital xrays are a non-invasive imaging technique that utilizes a digital xray detector to capture images of the body for diagnostic purposes. Digital xrays offer significantly improved image quality compared to traditional film xrays, and offer a number of additional benefits over film xrays.
What are XRays Used for?
Diagnosing bone fractures:
An xray is often the method to diagnose bone fractures or breaks. Due to the high contrast on an xray, bones can be seen in high detail, and thus an accurate diagnosis may be made quickly. Digital xrays provide a number of additional benefits as well. For example produce less restoration than conventional xrays, so you can receive the imaging you need without he risk of radiation exposure.
Identifying bone healing after experiencing fracture:
After most orthopedic surgeries, patients will have periodic follow-up xrays to make sure bones are healing properly. If the surgery involved inserting hardware such as screws or plates, xrays are used to make sure the screws or plates are staying aligned while healing occurs.
Finding foreign materials in your body:
Using digital xrays to identify foreign materials in the body is a safe, effective and efficient way to diagnose many medical conditions. Our digital xray technology is designed to be more sensitive than conventional radiographs, allowing us to detect even the smallest objects in the body. This increased sensitivity can help us identify foreign materials more quickly and accurately, which can lead to better diagnosis and more effective treatment.