Digital X-Ray Wollongong

X-Ray Wollongong

 

Digital X-Ray Wollongong, Warrawong and Corrimal

X-rays are a common imaging technique used by medical professionals to diagnose and treat health conditions. In recent years, the traditional film-based x-ray has been superseded by digital x-rays which offer a number of advantages over their predecessors. These advantages make digital medical x-rays an invaluable tool for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions. For digital x-ray Wollongong, look no further than Wollongong Diagnostics.

Wollongong Xrays
Wollongong Xrays

How an X-Ray Works

X-rays use radiation to create an image of your internal structures so that your doctor can look for signs of injury or disease. The x-ray machine emits a beam of invisible x-ray particles that pass through your body and are absorbed by dense objects like bones, teeth, and certain organs like the heart or lungs. As the x-ray particles pass through the body, some are absorbed more than others depending on how dense the material is. An image is then captured and interpreted by a radiologist or physician.

Digital medical x-rays allow doctors to see inside the body in ways that would otherwise not be possible. They can help detect conditions such as fractures or infections that may not be visible on an MRI or CT scan. Additionally, digital x-rays can provide valuable information regarding bone density, organ size and shape, joint mobility and alignment, heart rate abnormalities, evidence of fluid build-up around organs or tissues, and more.

Benefits of Digital Medical X-Rays

Digital medical x-rays have several advantages over traditional x-rays. For starters, they produce higher quality images in less time than traditional methods. This means less waiting time for patients while still getting accurate results quickly. Additionally, digital medical x-rays require much lower doses of radiation than traditional methods which makes them safer for patients who require multiple scans over their lifetime. Finally, digital medical x-rays allow doctors to easily share images with other physicians electronically rather than having to rely on physical copies being delivered via mail or courier services.

Preparation for an X-ray

X-rays are standard procedures that don’t require any kind of special preparation, other than removing any metal from the body, such as jewelry, piercings and clothes with zippers and buttons.

Are Digital Medical X-Rays Safe?

Yes, digital medical X-rays are safe when used properly. They use low doses of radiation to create the image, which is far less than what is used in other types of imaging tests such as CT scans. Additionally, special shielding methods are used to protect patients from any potential radiation exposure during the imaging process.

Why would my doctor refer me for an X-ray?

An X-ray is most commonly referred for the use of checking broken bones but are also used for other diagnostic purposes such as checking for pneumonia, digestive problems or joint pain.

X-ray Wollongong, Warrawong and Corrimal.

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray produces 2-dimensional images of your bones and body. It is a quick and easy test that uses very low radiation doses.

Why would my Doctor refer me for an X-ray?

An X-ray is most commonly referred for the use of checking broken bones, but are also used for other diagnostic purposes such as checking for pneumonia, digestive problems or joint pain.

Are there risks from having an X-ray?

The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is very small and is considered safe. Children are more sensitive to radiation than adults, and while the levels they receive during an x-ray are safe, we do try to limit the amount of radiation they receive.

X-rays are not recommended for pregnant women due to the radiation exposure to the fetus.

Preparation for an X-ray

X-rays are standard procedures that don’t require any kind of special preparation, other than removing any metal from the body, such as jewellery, piercings and clothes with zippers and buttons.

If you have any questions regarding charges or would like to know more information, please contact our friendly staff on admin@wollongongdiagnostics.com.au or corrimal@wollongongdiagnostics.com.au or call us on (02) 4249 2710.