The benefits of digital x-rays are superior to traditional film x-rays. With digital technology, a patient’s x-ray experience is faster and less stressful. The use of digital x-ray eliminates the need for film processing and allows the image to be viewed on a computer screen in the patient exam room. The images produced with digital technology are clearer resulting in a more accurate diagnosis.
Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound is used to diagnose and treat patient’s injuries and conditions. Sound waves are used to produce images of a patient’s internal body tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body). Ultrasound gel is applied directly to the patient’s skin and a small ultrasound head (transducer) is moved of the area of concern. The ultrasound head collects the “sounds” and the “sounds” are transmitted back to a computer where an image(s) is produced. Ultrasound imaging is safe and painless.