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All types of digital X-Ray

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through solid objects, including the body. X-rays penetrate different objects more or less according to their density. In medicine, X-rays are used to view images of the bones and other structures in the body.

What are uses of X-rays?

The most common form of X-ray used is X-ray radiography, which can be used to help detect or diagnose:

  • Bone fractures
  • Infections (such as pneumonia)
  • Calcifications (like kidney stones or vascular calcifications)
  • Some tumors
  • Arthritis in joints
  • Bone loss (such as osteoporosis)
  • Dental issues
  • Heart problems (such as congestive heart failure)
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Digestive problems
  • Foreign objects (such as items swallowed by children)

Types of X-rays

Medical science recognizes different types of X-rays. These are as follows:-

Standard Computed Tomography

A standard computed tomography or otherwise known as computerized axial tomography is performed in a hospital or at a radiologist’s office. The test aids in obtaining detailed images of areas inside the body, typically for the diagnosis of circulatory system such as blood vessel aneurysms, blood clots, and coronary artery disease.

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray

Also known as KUB X-Rays, it is performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain, or to assess the organs and structures of the urinary and/or gastrointestinal (GI) system. A KUB X-ray is practically the first diagnostic procedure used for the assessment of the urinary system.

Teeth and bones X-rays

These x-rays give a high level of detail about bones, teeth, and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays enable dentists to look at the tooth roots, the status of the developing tooth, and health of the bony areas.

Chest X-rays

A small test that uses radiation to produce images of the bones, tissues, and organs of the body. The doctor prescribes a chest X-ray for a number of reasons like shortness of breath, fever, chest pain, and persistent cough. It is a quick and effective test that aids in analyzing the health of some of the most vital organs.

Lungs X-rays

This type of X-Ray is done to assess the lungs by comparing the upper, middle & lower zones of the lungs. The asymmetry of lung density is represented as either abnormal whiteness (increased density) or abnormal blackness (decreased density). Once you spot the asymmetry, the next step is to decide which side is abnormal. If there is an area that is different from the surrounding ipsilateral lung, then this is likely to be the abnormal area.

Abdomen X-rays

An imaging test to look at structures and organs in the belly, this x-ray encompasses the small and large intestines, liver, and stomach. It is one of the first tests to find a cause of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and swelling. Other tests like intravenous pyelography, ultrasound, and CT scan are also done to find more specific problems.

Digital X-ray

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Advantage of Digital X-ray

  • No hazardous chemicals. Eliminated: exposure to fumes and handling harmful chemicals.
  • Cost savings. Darkroom space can be converted for other uses. Film and chemical costs are eliminated.
  • Speed. Images are generated quicker, decreasing exam time and improving workflow.
  • Fewer retakes. Images may be viewed immediately and enhanced as needed.
  • Ease of use. Images can be immediately enlarged to see bone and/or soft tissue in a single exposure.
  • Easy storage and transmission. Easy to access, add them to patient records or transmit to other doctors.
  • Increased revenue. Faster service and improved diagnosis can attract more patients to the practice.
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