Oberster Chiropractic has latest state-of-the-art x-ray technology, maximizing the quality of the x-ray image instantly, and minimizing the risk of exposure.
What is digital X-ray?
Digital X-ray is technology that allows X-ray images to be instantly recorded onto a computer screen making film developing obsolete. The image detail is crystal clear and the exposure times are reduced massively.
”Rather than lying down, we want X-ray views showing your body in a weight-bearing position.”
- X-rays, if necessary, can form an essential part of chiropractic diagnosis’.
- Provide a structural record of your spine
- Locate fractures or other signs of trauma
- Identify evidence of long term spinal degeneration
- Confirm other examination findings
X-rays are taken by a trained and qualified chiropractor who act in accordance with the Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations.
Both chiropractic and X-ray imaging have come a long way. Today, the chiropractic profession is a leader in the reduction of X-ray exposure and practice member safety.
- We take only the most necessary views
- Use the most up to date equipment
- Intensification screens reduce energy used
- Filtration removes unneeded frequencies
- Collimation narrows the energy beam
- Sensitive films shorten exposure time
- Shielding protects sensitive body parts
- Equipment is regularly inspected
The Regulations require that all medical exposures to ionizing radiation must go through a justification process prior to the exposure, and a clinical evaluation of the results must be made and recorded after the exposure.
Who would not be x-rayed?
Babies, children and pregnant women are advised to avoid x-ray where possible.
What are the risks?
The state-of-the-art facility at Oberster Chiropractic ensures minimum exposure and can be compared to a long haul flight for the amount of radiation received.