Since the discovery by German Wilhelm Roentgen that X-rays can identify bone structures within the body back in 1895, X-rays have been a major medical breakthrough. It has been estimated that in 2010, over 5 billion medical X-rays were taken in the world. The latest advance in this technology is digital radiography, a type of X-ray that relies on digital X-ray sensors to capture images rather than film. Digital technology allows for X-ray images to be stored, saved, and transferred as electronic files.
The multi-purpose digital X-ray machine provides:
- State-of-the-art radiographic technology
- Digital images for easier file transfer, file storage, and electronic records
- Spinal images to assess spinal structures and potential deformities
- Rapid, accurate analysis of spinal fractures, including compression fractures
- Digital fluoroscopy during surgical interventions, such as spinal fusion or placement of interbody spacers
- Radiographic assessment of therapeutic progress (post-surgical results)
Digital X-ray technology is a key tool for both diagnostic evaluation and post-therapeutic monitoring and is even used during surgical treatment.