In Digital Radiography the x-ray picture is recorded and stored on a computer rather than on an x-ray film. X-ray procedures are performed in the same manner as before, we’ve just removed the film and replaced it with a digital sensor. X-rays are routinely used to examine the chest, spine, limbs or abdomen.
Benefits of digital radiography compared to traditional x-ray examinations:
- Excellent image quality
- Fewer repeated x-rays
- Less radiation
- Easier storage and transfer of images to your doctors
- Multiple copies can be made and sent if necessary, with no risk of the original exam being lost or damaged
- Less harmful to the environment- toxic chemicals used to manufacture and develop x-ray film are no longer needed
All x-ray procedures require a referral from a doctor with a completed requisition.
You do not have to book an appointment for x-ray examinations, they are done on a "first come, first served" basis. Bring your completed requisition and BC Care Card with you at the time of the exam.