On-Site Digital X-Ray
Radiography, known to most people as X-ray, is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-rays are diagnostic images that have been created by passing small, highly controlled amounts of radiation through the human body, capturing the resulting shadows and reflections on a photographic plate.
Probably the most common use of X-rays is to assist in identifying and treating fractures. X-ray images of the spine, joints, and extremities are performed every day at South Palm Orthopedics, eliminating the need to go to a diagnostic facility to determine the severity of an injury.
Images of an injury can show our doctors even very fine hairline fractures or chips, while images produced after treatment ensure that a fracture has been properly aligned and stabilized for healing. Bone X-rays are used as an essential tool when we perform orthopedic surgery, such as spinal repair, joint replacements, or fracture reductions.
At South Palm Orthopedics, we utilize advanced modern digital X-ray equipment for the best image quality. Digital X-rays are superior to traditional film X-rays because they provide larger, clearer, color-enhanced images that result in a more accurate diagnosis. In addition, the size and shape of the X-ray system allows for faster and easier positioning that can lead to less stress for injured or ill patients. Digital X-ray also uses up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays.