Advancements in radiology have led to exciting technologies that greatly
enhance the delivery of timely and accurate diagnoses. Our commitment
to delivering excellence in diagnostic services has let to our conversion
from film X-ray technology to digital radiology for the benefits this
state-of-the-art technology offers our patients. With digital radiology
- unlike conventional film X-rays – images and results are monitored,
analyzed and stored in a safe, digital format, allowing for faster and
more accurate readings. Digital radiology offers ample benefits for our
- Immediate observation of images – The images appear almost immediately
on the technician’s computer screen, so you can be assured before
you leave that the image is clear and accurate.
- Ability to enhance images – Images can be enlarged for better clarity
and visibility as it is reviewed by the radiologist. The capability to
enlarge a section of the image or enhance the contrast for clarity helps
provide the sharpest image possible for diagnosis.
- Data storage – Digital data storage eliminates the inefficiencies
of paper files, which allows quicker access to patient images when needed.
Storage is also safer than storing large films and requires less space,
making more hospital space available for patient care.
- Communication with other physicians – Images can be sent to the radiologist
for interpretation, to your primary physician or a consulting physician
in a matter of minutes. Physicians are able to consult while viewing the
image, getting the answers you need more quickly than the limitations
of traditional film would allow.
- Less radiation – Digital radiology uses far less radiation that conventional
- Shorter exam time – Depending upon the procedure, digital radiology
can offer a significantly shorter exam time that traditional film radiology.
We understand you may still have questions about the advancements in digital
radiology services and what they can do for you. Please talk with your
physician; we also invite you to call our radiology department at (740)
623-4132. Our radiology technologists would be happy to discuss your upcoming
test and answer any questions you might have.