Digital radiography (x-rays) is one of the most important new advances in our profession. With digital x-rays the capability to reduce the exposure of radiation to the patient while increasing our diagnostic proficiency has astounding implications.
Digital radiography systems reduce radiation exposure to patients by up to 80% compared to film-based systems. The reduction of the use of harsh chemicals and other waste materials associated with traditional radiography is also an added benefit to our environment.
Unlike film digital x-ray images can be enhanced (magnified, sharpened, colorized, or displayed as a negative) to assist and making a precise diagnosis.