DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

In Digital Radiography the x-ray picture is obtained using a specialized x-ray computer rather than on an x-ray film. PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) is a computer system that allows the diagnostic images to be digitally captured, viewed, stored and transmitted electronically from one site to another.

Benefits of Digital Radiography compared to traditional X-ray examinations:

  • Excellent image quality

  • Fewer repeated x-rays

  • Less radiation

  • Easier storage and transfer of images to your doctors

  • Multiple copies can be made and sent if necessary, with no risk of the original exam being lost or damaged

  • Less harmful to the environment- toxic chemicals used to manufacture and develop x-ray film are no longer needed