Digital X-rays are the latest in X-ray technology. Instead of developing X-ray film in a dark room, the X-rays are sent directly to a computer and can be viewed on screen, stored, or printed out. Digital X-rays use lower radiation than conventional, therefore, are safer and provide equal results. We focus on using the most advanced technology available to provide the best service to our patients.
Highlights of low radiation digital X-rays:
- "The technique uses 50% less radiation than the typical X-ray and there is no wait time for the X-rays to develop -- the images are available on screen a few seconds after being taken."1
- The low radiation digital X-ray technology we use provides more accurate results than a conventional x-ray machine, and it can reveal things that a film based x-ray can’t.
- The images taken of your teeth, can be enhanced and enlarged many times their actual size on the computer screen. Problem areas are easier to diagnose and the digital format makes them easy to see and share with the patient.
- With the X-rays stored inside our dental software Drs. Dean and Tara Kois can digitally compare current images to previous ones in a process called subtraction radiography. "Using this technique, everything that is the same between two images is "subtracted out" from the image leaving a clear image of only the portion that is different."1 This helps Drs' Dean and Tara Kois easily see the smallest of changes that may not be noticed by the naked eye.
1."Oral Care - Dental X-rays" http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-x-rays. WebMD, LLC., 2005-2013.