At Upper Cervical Wellness Center we utilize state of the art x-ray capabilities. Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advancement in medical imaging over the last decade. The use of radiographic films in x-ray imaging may become obsolete in a few years. An appropriate analogy that is easy to understand is the replacement of typical film cameras with digital cameras. Images can be immediately acquired, deleted, modified, and subsequently sent to a network of computers.
The benefits from digital radiology are enormous. The doctor can view the requested image on a desktop or a personal computer and often report in just a few seconds after the images was taken. In addition, the patient can have the x ray images on a compact disk to take to another physician or hospital.
The use of digital images can result in lower radiation dose than the use of film-screen images, with better image quality. Conventional film-screen radiation exposure techniques can produce less than acceptable diagnostic quality, and could be underexposed or overexposed.
We are excited to offer our patients this cutting edge diagnostic tool!