Skagit Northwest Orthopedic

Digital X-Ray

Digital X-ray imaging has made diagnosing orthopedic conditions easier and faster, and the images are much clearer than ever before. We at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics continuously integrate the latest medical and radiography technology to better serve the health of our patients and community.

What is a Digital X-ray?

Instead of using film to record the images, like traditional X-rays, digital systems use electronic sensors to capture the X-ray photons that pass through the body. These electronic signals are converted into digital images that are much clearer than the imaging previously used.

A doctor's hands holding a spine xray.

Digital X-rays vs. Traditional X-rays

Digital radiography offers several advantages over traditional film-based X-rays, including:

A collage of multiple types of xrays positioned next to one another.

Why we Use Digital Radiography Imaging

Staying up-to-date with current medical technology serves our patients and allows us to provide greater care. Digital X-rays offer greater insights than traditional ones, but also aid our medical staff with:

What Can It See?

There are many types of imaging technology, each used to see certain types of injuries and aspects of the body. A digital X-ray can show: