The use of x-ray imaging as a diagnostic instrument in medicine used to create images of internal bone structures. Theuse of x-rays is demonstrating the huge medical significance of the discovery and its continued position in medicine to this day.
Advances in Radiology
There have been many advances in technology. Modern x-ray services are being offered in hospitals and major medical clinics.
Benefits of Digital X-Ray Imaging
There are numerous advantages to digital lower back x-ray images over photographic film method of recording an image. From a patient’s perspective the benefits are important. The latest equipment allows images to be produced in less time and it can be transmitted instantly to a referring doctor. This greatly speeds up the time taken to diagnose injuries and illnesses.
Digital images are affected less by under and over exposure and radiographers can check the image instantly while a patient is still present. Should shadows be present on the images, further x-rays can be taken reducing the inconvenience caused to the patient.
Radiographers can also do a digital image to a number of image enhancing techniques to improve image clarity, which results in better quality images with greater diagnostic value. There is also aimportant cost advantage, as the images do not require costly photographic film and chemicals to develop the image.