DIGITAL X-RAY TECHNOLOGY
Interns work with the X-ray Department staff to perform line analysis, take measurements, make annotations, etc., to analyze patients’ x-rays, and they go over the results with patients during a separate appointment.
Recognizing that not all students may be able to afford this technology in their practices immediately following graduation, Sherman College does continue to teach traditional x-ray processing. The college retains the capability of taking film x-rays; however x-ray analysis courses focus on the digital process used in the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center.
- View and detect anomalies in dark or light areas of the film
- Highlight structures
- Enhance cortical outlines
- Change image brightness
- Magnify the image
Other benefits of digital imaging include:
- Increased image quality
- No lost or damaged images
- Reduction of repeat x-rays (reducing the amount of radiation to the patient)
- No film or chemicals used
- No processor maintenance or darkroom needed – better for the environment
- No need for film filing envelopes or physical storage space.