Digital X-ray is available here at Heritage Health! This gives us the advantage to immediately view the image together before treatment begins (and uses much less radiation compared to conventional radiography). We also use a program called PostureRay to digitally analyze the curves in your spine to help you understand your spinal health and track your progress!
For purely diagnostic purposes, the advantages of digital radiography are impressive. Once an X-ray image has been captured in the digital format, it can be manipulated in a variety of ways to help enhance the reader’s diagnostic accuracy. This includes:
- Magnifying the image
- Cropping the image
- Enhancing the contrast and density
- Changing the alignment
- Changing the focus
- Measuring distances on the screen
In addition, X-ray images can be archived on a computer and easily retrieved. Images can also be burned onto CDs for patients, who can view them on their home computers. Patient education is greatly enhanced, especially with the addition of PostureRay.