Digital Radiography (DR)

Digital Radiography or DR X-Ray uses X-Ray sensitive plates to directly capture data and send it to a computer system for image creation in a near-instantaneous fashion. This greatly decreases the amount of radiation the patient is subjected to as compared to traditional
X-ray methods (film or CR X-Ray). 

DR X-RAY QUESTION & ANSWER

How does it work?


X-rays are a form of light ray. An X-ray has a shorter wavelength than visible light, so it’s invisible to human sight. X-rays are capable of passing through non-metallic objects, allowing imaging of solid surfaces inside the body. This happens as the dense materials in your body, like your bones, absorb the high energy rays. Soft tissue cannot absorb them and the beam passes through. The image is created based on the X-rays that pass through the examined body part.





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