The times of the old silver-lined flat films are over! We are in the age of high resolution digital radiography.
Is it better than the old fashion way? It certainly is, and for several reasons
- The image produced by digital radiography is high resolution, producing better definition and more detailed images than the old flat films can produce.
- The image can be digitally manipulated to contrast different tissues, decreasing the need for repeated exposure to X-rays.
- Digital radiography is environmentally friendly, as it does not require the silver-impregnated cellulose films or the harmful chemicals to process them. The image is virtual and lack of toxic residues is real and measurable!