Diagnostic X-ray technology was discovered in 1895 by a German physicist, Wilhelm Roentgen. His discovery precipitated one of the most important medical advancements in human history. X-ray uses ionising radiation and is the simplest form of imaging. X-rays lets Physicians see straight through human tissue to examine bones, cavities and other soft tissue (lungs, blood vessels etc.). In radiology today most imaging modalities are digital. MR, CT, PET, and Ultrasound, all offer high-resolution digital images that can be shared and distributed widely. Digital X-Ray now allows one of the most common types of basic imaging exams in digital format, making routine X-Ray more efficient and convenient for your Physicians.
The GE Definium DR System allows us to perform general X-ray while capturing all of the clinical data on computers instead of film. Radiologists can now view the studies on a computer screen, giving them the ability to enhance images or change contrast for better diagnostic capabilities, and share them with other Physicians via the PACS system.
There are no medical conditions that would make having an X-Ray unsuitable. However, for women who are or might be pregnant, it is advised that certain X-Rays are not undertaken other than in emergency situations.