|X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film or digital media.
As Mat-Su Regional Medical Center offers a full range of digital diagnostic services, including digital X-rays. Why are digital X-rays better? For one thing, they save you time. With a digital X-ray, there’s no waiting around for film to be developed because there is no film! Instead, the X-ray image is converted directly into electronic bits of information that are stored in a computer where they can be viewed and enlarged for closer study.
Digital X-rays can also be transmitted electronically, so they can easily be sent to your doctor or another specialist for consultation.
A standard X-ray is capable of detecting many things – broken bones, discolorations, masses, etc. But an X-ray is a flat, one-dimensional image. An MRI is a robust, full-view image. Healthcare professionals can measure size in three dimensions, map the location within the body, and assess the health of surrounding organs and tissue. Click here
to learn more about MRIs at Mat-Su Regional.
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