Last updated on June 19th, 2020.
Radiology and digital x-rays help medical personnel to diagnose health problems in patients and then create appropriate treatment plans. Radiology and digital x-rays give doctors the capacity to look inside of the human body and isolate (or exclude the presence of) a vast assortment of medical issues. Also, dentists use x-rays to find the best ways of helping their patients.
Since radiology and digital X-rays make it possible to diagnose a lot of diseases and dental problems, they are valuable tools. In general, radiation is something that most people are afraid of, unless they know enough about it to understand how various levels of radiation affect the human body. This is why some people are still afraid of radiology and digital x-rays!
Some forms of radiology expose patients to more radiation than others. For example, dental x-rays generally expose patients to the same amount of radiation that they’d be exposed to during short flights on major airline jets. In contrast, with radiation oncology, patients receive radiation in order to treat their cancer health issues. With radiation oncology (radiotherapy), the radiation itself is the treatment. You shouldn’t compare radiology, which is imaging, with radiotherapy, which is cancer treatment. They are very different.
Technology is Moving Forward
When you choose to utilize radiology and digital x-rays in order to better serve the needs of your medical or dental patients, you will gain access to technology which is very advanced. Imaging has come a long way and more advances have been made in this area of health/dental care than in most other facets of medical and dental care. These days, ultra-modern equipment is available which allows practitioners to confirm their diagnoses, manage illnesses and monitor responses to treatments.
Almost everyone in America has gotten benefits from radiology and digital X-rays. For example, a person with a nasty cough might get a basic chest X-ray, whereas someone who got hurt during a game of baseball might have his or her bone “X-rayed”. X-rays have been around since 1895 and CT scans are considered to be one of the key developments in medicine over the past four decades.
Getting great equipment from respected manufacturers and making sure that you implement the best safety measures will be the key to getting going with radiology and digital X-rays. Expect to invest in a range of safety accessories, including lead aprons and thyroid collars. What you’ll need to buy depends on what you’ll be doing with your radiology/digital X-ray equipment.