Instead of using film, digital radiography converts x-ray images to electronic data that can be viewed on a monitor and stored on computer disks.

What is digital radiography?

Digital radiography is just like an x-ray, but uses digital technology to capture the images. It allows specific areas of the image to be enlarged and the contrast of the image can be adjusted to allow greater visibility.

This technology provides superior image quality. Digital radiography reduces the radiation dose required for the examination and significantly reduces the need for repeat examinations. It is also faster.

Depending on the body part being examined, you may be required to wear a provided gown. You also need to remove jewellery and body piercing items which may be in the field of view. This makes interpretation of the images more accurate.

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.