Having been utilized since the early 1900s to detect and diagnose health issues, an X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. With the continuous advancement of medical technology, traditional X-rays have evolved into digital X-rays. This modernized digital type of medical imaging has a variety of benefits compared to the traditional X-ray.
Less radiation. Studies have revealed that a digital X-ray produces 80 percent less radiation than a traditional X-ray. It is extremely unlikely that you will develop any type of medical issue due to its radiation.
More efficient. With digital radiography, storage space is unlimited as you can simply transfer digital images onto a hard drive for convenient access in the future. Also, digital X-rays images do not lose their quality. For dental providers, this means an easier, more accurate diagnosis process. For patients, this means that they can view their images on a larger scale to view more easily.
More environment-friendly. Digital technology is considered more “green” than traditional technology. A digital X-ray does not require chemicals or film paper that is disposed into the environment as a traditional X-ray does.