Our office in Katy, Tx is proud to offer digital x-ray imaging technology in the convenience of our office. Advantages of this eco-friendly technology include not needing to make additional appointments at the hospital, bypassing chemical processing, and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images allowing our doctors to review x-rays of your foot in the exam room within a matter of minutes. In addition, less radiation is used to produce an image of similar contrast to traditional x-ray technology.
Digital x-rays of the foot can determine if a bone has been fractured, damaged by an infections, arthritis, or other diseases. X-ray images provide enhanced clarity to aid in diagnose of small bone spurs and fractures that usually go unnoticed.
Other reasons for digital X-rays in Katy, Tx on your feet are to:
Ascertain whether a child’s bones are growing normally
Determine whether bones are properly set after treating a fracture
Locate foreign objects (such as pieces of glass or metal) in a wound
How X-ray Technology works:
With this high tech digital technology, the images are produced instantly without toxic chemicals. The foot is placed in front of sensors that read and capture x-rays as they pass through the foot. The information is then transferred to a computer where a technician can magnify the image for higher resolution and quality. This technology not only captures more accurate digital pictures, but the sensors and exposure that transfer digital data are more sensitive than regular film, so it does not require as much radiation for a clear photo. The resulting images can also be viewed quicker with more resolution and clarity.
Diagnostic Testing Benefits
Patients do not have to make another appointment or go to another location to have x-rays taken
More accurate diagnoses
Immediate x-ray image processing
Images processed within minutes
Diagnostic quality results. Unlike film which is a static image, digital imaging allows for the maximization of diagnostic information