What is a Digital X-ray?
Digital X-rays can pass through most objects,
including the human body. They allow doctors to see images of
your bones and internal organs within seconds.
Our new state-of-the-art digital radiography is a filmless system
that provides superior images instantly, unlike traditional X-ray
systems that rely on films.
Your technologist will assist you throughout the X-ray and remain
in constant communication with you.
How do Digital X-Rays work?
With digital X-ray, dense tissues in the body -
such as bones - appear white on an X-ray picture. Less dense
tissues, such as muscles and organs, appear in shades of gray.
A detector processes and records images digitally These images
can be viewed on screen and saved immediately on a computer
The radiologist will interpret your exam and provide the results
to the provider who ordered the digital X-ray.
For our patients, digital X-rays mean shorter exam times with the
lowest amount of radiation exposure.
Because we don't have to process film and can see the results
immediately, there are fewer retakes and delays.
What can you expect during a Digital X-ray?
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your
Depending on what part of your body is being examined, you may be
lying down, sitting or standing for the test.
Your technologist will position your body where it needs to be
during the test and give you instructions such as holding your
breath or remaining still while the X-ray is taken.
In most cases, the test takes only a few minutes. Since digital
images are seen within seconds, your technologist can tell you
immediately if the image is clear or if a retake is necessary.
Although the technologist won't be in the room during the actual
X-ray, be assured he or she can hear and speak with you at all
Most people feel no discomfort during the exam. However, the
X-ray table may feel hard and you may find a position
uncomfortable for the very short period of time the X-ray is