Digital radiology in all our centres
Digital radiology can be considered the greatest technological advancement in image systems for medical use in the last decade. The images can be obtained, deleted, modified and sent via a computer network. In a few years we will see photographic film for X-rays fall completely into disuse. An appropriate and easy analogy in order to understand it is the replacement of the traditional photographic cameras for digital cameras.
The advantages contributed by digital radiology are huge. The practitioner can see the image on a high-resolution screen and even send a report in just a few minutes after having made the scan.
Images are no longer kept in one place, but instead several practitioners situated miles apart can see them simultaneously. In addition, the patient can take the X-ray images home on a compact disc to provide them to other practitioners or hospitals.
In Mutua Universal, we have digitised the x-ray equipment in all our centres
This comprises a major development in the reduction of the dose of radiation used in the tests, since the traditional plates are no longer used, which also benefits the elimination of X-ray waste material.
In comparison with conventional film imaging, digital radiology allows us to:
- Eliminate chemical products and supplies and reduce levels of radiation.
- Obtain a better quality of image thanks to digital filtering.
- The high definition offers an exceptional contrast with 65,000 levels of grey, which allows doctors to carry out a more accurate diagnosis than with traditional systems.
- Store and send information via digital media.
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