Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional x-ray film. Digital radiography has advantages over conventional x-rays and it can save time for patients through bypassing the chemical processing of films. They also have the added benefit of being able to be digitally enhanced and instantly transferred.
Additionally, a lesser amount of radiation is necessary to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional x-rays. Since the digital x-ray exposure is shorter than conventional x-rays, the amount of x-ray radiation is reduced by 60 to 90 percent!
Digital radiography is essentially filmless x-ray image capture. In place of x-ray film, a digital image capture device is used to record the x-ray image and make it available as a digital file that can be presented for interpretation and saved as part of the patient’s medical record.
The advantages of digital x-rays over film include immediate image preview and availability, a wider dynamic range which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure, as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image for the dental team and the patient.
Digital radiography helps Dr. HagShenas and his team make the most accurate and efficient diagnosis, and quickly develop treatment plans.
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