Digital X-ray’s and Ultrasound scans are both performed at Central Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic. Digital X-ray procedure is quick and painless commonly used to obtain images of the inside of the body.
t is a very effective way of looking at the bones and can be used to help detect wide range of conditions.Digital X-ray’s are usually carried out in hospital X-ray departments by trained specialists called radiographers, although they can also be done by other healthcare professionals, such as dentists and chiropractors.
How Digital X-rays work
Digital X-ray’s are a type of radiation that can pass through the body. They can’t be seen by the naked eye and you can’t feel them. As x-rays pass through the body, the energy from X-ray’s is absorbed at different rates by different parts of the body. A detector on the other side of the body picks up the X-ray’s after they’ve passed through and turns them into an image. Dense parts of your body that X-rays find it more difficult to pass through, such as bone, show up as clear white areas on the image. Softer parts that X-ray’s can pass through more easily, such as your heart and lungs, show up as darker areas.
When Digital X-ray’s are used
X-rays can be used to examine most areas of the body. They’re mainly used to look at the bones and joints, although they’re sometimes used to detect problems affecting soft tissue, such as internal organs and the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine.
Problems that may be detected during an X-ray include:
- Bone fractures, breaks misalignments and dislocations.
- Fractures of shoulder, collarbone , elbow, wrist and arm.
- Fractures of hip, knee, leg, and ankle; foot stress fractures ,and shin splints.
- Problems in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
- Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine).
- Spinal stenosis.
- Non-cancerous and cancerous bone tumours.
The cost of a Ultrasound scan or Digital X-Ray is £60 per area.