Digital radiography (DR) is a modern method of obtaining X-ray images that uses digital electronic sensors and a digital capturing device in place of traditional photographic film. This allows X-ray images to be obtained almost instantly.
The processing speed of DR that allows radiology technicians to produce an image for immediate review is its greatest advantage over more traditional X-ray systems. The image is captured on a receptor and subsequently transferred to software at a view station (rather than being captured on traditional film and then developed by chemical processes).
The digital image can then be distributed to the associated workstations, greatly increasing workflow efficiency
History records that spinal x-rays, were among the earliest application of x-rays radiation and imaging. Today, x-rays and chiropractic care remain as intertwined as ever.
Chiropractors use x-rays as a standard of care in two ways
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