Direct digital radiography has become a very widespread and recognised method through the discovery of the so-called storage phosphor imaging plate. The latest enhancement is the direct digital radiography integrated into our equipment in which the X-rays no longer expose a film or storage phosphor imaging plate behind the patient, but are recalculated into digital pixels via a state-of-the-art, high-resolution flat detector.
- This new technology enables the images to be viewed in digital form on an analysis monitor immediately after the examination and to be diagnosed without any delay (shorter waiting times).
- The important advantage for the patient, however, is the considerably lower exposure to radiation when this new technology is used (up to 40% compared to conventional X-ray photographs).
- In addition to the advantage of a lower exposure to radiation, this new technology also provides a considerably higher picture quality and the option of subsequent image optimisation to enhance the informative value of the diagnosis (prevention of additional and repeated images). Furthermore, digital analysis also optimises the precision and reproducibility of radiological measurement methods, e.g. in orthopaedic diagnostics.
Advantages of direct digital radiography:
- Lower radiation exposure (up to 40%)
- Fewer additional and repeated images
- Faster examination processes (shorter waiting times)
- Maximum picture quality with the highest informative value for the diagnosis
- Optimisation of radiological measuring methods
- Archiving without loss of quality