Digital X-Ray - Including Chiropractic and OPG
What is an X-ray?
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
What is a Digital X-ray?
Digital x-ray is a newer type of x-ray imaging replacing the traditional photographic technique that uses chemical processing. Digital x-ray uses a computer and digital detectors that are more sensitive than traditional photographic techniques. This results in a reduction in radiation exposure for the patient. The use of digital x-ray is much quicker due to reduction in processing time and is also more environmentally friendly as no chemical process or film use is involved. All images are stored on a secure IT system and are reproducible on CD for referrers viewing.
What type of X-ray equipment do we use at Repat Radiology?
Repat Radiology offer a fully digital General, Chiropractic and OPG / Lateral Cephalometry imaging service.
For all our General X-ray and Chiropractic imaging, we use state-of-the-art Siemens YSIO direct capture digital x-ray units. This system delivers superior image quality, but with reduced radiation dose to the patient and the flexibility to cope with all patient and exam types.
For more information on Chiropractic imaging, see our Chiropractic flyer.
For our OPG / Lateral Cephalometry imaging we use Instrumentarium's OC200D. This machine utilises direct capture digital technology.
For more information on OPG, see our OPG flyer.
For further information regarding General X-ray examinations please refer to patient information below.