X-raying

About X-raying

Conventional X-raying was the first medical imaging procedure in history. Based on X-radiation, it has been a basic diagnostic procedure to the present day. Over the last 100 years, the possibilities and technical preconditions have improved significantly so that an optimal X-ray image with a low radiation exposure is possible today. At Beta Klinik, digital luminescence radiography is used, which means that images can be digitized and do not have to but can be printed.

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During an X-ray examination, X-rays penetrate the body and react with a medium behind it. In case of conventional X-raying, this medium is an X-ray film. In case of digital X-raying, it is a digital receiver creating digital data sets.

The image on the left is an image detail of an x-ray image taken after cervical spine surgery. After surgery, it was important to control the proper position of the vertebral body replacement.

Digital X-raying and conventional X-raying at Beta Klinik

At Beta Klinik, we use a digital X-ray device. With this hardware, conventional X-ray films as well as digital data sets can be created.

When is X-raying indicated?

X-raying is a basic diagnostic means that is an important foundation of daily examinations. Conventional X-raying is especially valuable when examining bone fractures and thoracic organs like lungs (pneumonia).

Indication is restricted during pregnancy, and the necessity of every X-ray examination should be questioned in pediatric radiology.

How is X-raying carried out?

The painless X-ray examination only take a short amount of time. After positioning the patient according to the area to be examined, creating an X-ray image only takes seconds.

Advantages of X-raying

The advantage of digital X-raying is that images are converted into digital data sets that can be put on a CD or DVD. Sending them via internet is also possible within shortest time. A person´s images, taken only a few minutes ago, can be sent to any country of the world to a physician that provides further treatment to the person. This physician is then able to evaluate the pictures comfortably within a few mouse clicks.