An x-ray is a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, which can be focused into a beam. When x-rays strike a piece of photographic film or a screen, a picture is produced. Dense tissues in the body, such as bones, block (absorb) many of the x-rays and appear white on an x-ray picture. Less dense tissues, such as muscles and organs, appear in shades of gray, while x-rays that pass only through air, such as x-rays of the lungs or colon, appear black.
Digital x-rays achieve the same high quality picture as with film. An added benefit to digital x-rays is that they can be enhanced and manipulated with computers and sent via a network to other workstations and computer monitors, allowing practitioners in remote locations to access the images and assist in diagnosis.
The Proteus XR/a is a high-quality, low-dose radiographic system designed for a wide range of table, wall stand, wheel chair and stretcher examinations. The digital capabilities allow for films to be electronically transferred, resulting in faster reading.
· Our staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment date to confirm your upcoming visit. To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit.
On the day of your visit:
· Please bring a photo ID, your insurance information and the prescription from your physician to your appointment.
· Wear comfortable clothing.
· You may eat, drink and take medications as usual unless you are advised differently.
· Our radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.