Access Clarity In Digital Images Through Digital Radiography Systems

Digital radiography refers to a form of x-ray imaging, in which x-ray sensors are used rather than traditional photographic imaging. It is essentially filmless x-ray image that is used to record the x-ray image and make it available as a digital file that can be saved as part of the patient’s medical record. There are two variants of digital image capture devices such as flat panel detectors, and high density line scan state detectors. A very common solution is to use computed radiography with mobile systems. With these systems, the digital detector receives the radiation going through the patient and converts it into a digital image.     

This imaging technology can capture, process and view high-quality digital images within seconds. Its multipurpose capability can adapt easily to multiple clinical requirements by generating fast, safe, reduced-dose examination results for application of diagnostic x-ray procedures. This kind of digital storage eliminates the need for x-ray film and reduces x-ray exposure to the patient and operators. A particular type of digital radiography system uses memory phosphor. After the exposure of x-ray, a plate is placed in a special scanner where the latent formed image is retrieved and digitized by using light scanning.

The term “digital x-ray” is used to designate the scanned film documents which are operated by computed processing. The digital radiography systems have potential for dose reduction because over-exposure goes undetected. One can find the better images and many hospitals have been witnessing increment after transition to digital systems. It is very easy to delete images and such digital imaging has the potential to increase the number of exposures and hence patient dose.


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