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What are digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays capture detailed images of internal structures, such as bones and organs, using digital sensors instead of traditional photographic film. These images are instantly available for review, enabling faster diagnosis and treatment planning. Digital X-rays offer numerous benefits, including reduced radiation exposure, enhanced image quality, and the ability to easily store and share images electronically, leading to improved diagnosis and care.

What can digital X-rays identify or diagnose?

  • Fractures or bone abnormalities
  • Joint disorders like arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries or abnormalities
  • Abdominal conditions like kidney stones or bowel obstructions
  • Spinal conditions such as scoliosis or herniated discs
  • Foreign objects or abnormalities within the body
  • Degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression or impingement

How do digital X-rays work?

When you undergo a digital X-ray, a machine emits electromagnetic radiation, typically in the form of X-rays, which penetrate your body. The X-rays interact differently with various tissues; bones absorb more radiation, appearing white on the resulting image, while softer tissues like muscles and organs allow more radiation to pass through, appearing darker.

Instead of exposing film, digital X-ray machines use electronic sensors to capture the radiation that passes through the body. These sensors convert the radiation into electrical signals, which are then processed by a computer to generate detailed images of the internal structures. These digital images offer high-resolution visualization, allowing us to examine bones, organs, and soft tissues with exceptional clarity, aiding in the diagnosis of various medical conditions.

What are the benefits of digital X-rays?

  • Lower radiation exposure compared to traditional X-rays
  • Immediate availability of images for review
  • Enhanced image quality, allowing for better visualization of anatomical structures
  • Ability to digitally manipulate images for improved diagnostic accuracy
  • Easy storage and retrieval of images in electronic medical records
  • Faster turnaround time for results, leading to quicker diagnosis and treatment
  • More comfortable, as you spend less time in the imaging process

When are digital X-rays needed?

Dr. Cohen and his team will assess if you need digital X-rays following a comprehensive evaluation. They will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a physical examination to determine if digital X-rays are warranted

If deemed necessary, the procedure involves positioning you appropriately and capturing images using our advanced digital X-ray technology. This ensures accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning tailored to your specific needs.

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Digital X-rays in Thousand Oaks, CA

Cohen Medical Centers is a leading medical facility that offers comprehensive care for rheumatological conditions and regenerative medicine in Thousand Oaks. Under the guidance of fellowship-trained physician Dr. Cohen, we specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing various rheumatological disorders. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, including digital X-rays and ultrasounds, so we offer comprehensive diagnoses and treatment plans. Schedule a consultation to take proactive steps towards better health.

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