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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Digital X-Rays

X-rays can help us find a variety of conditions, including broken bones and lung infections. X-rays aren't painful and typically involve just having the you stand, sit, or lie on a table while the X-ray machine takes a picture of the area the we are concerned about.
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At Parkway we have made a major investment in the latest digital X-ray technology and both the patient and doctor benefit. First and foremost digital radiography reduces your exposure to radiation by 70 to 80 percent, many patients are relieved at the significantly lower amount of radiation they will receive.

In addition, there is no chemical processing of the x-rays, eliminating the inconvenience and environmental impact associated with disposal of conventional film developers.

Thirdly, digital X-rays facilitate communication between patient and physician, as these digital images are immediately available to view.

This technology makes it very easy to enhance, enlarge, or refine the X-ray images. Brightness, color and contrast of digital X-rays can be adjusted without re-exposing the patient for another film.  Patients are now able to view their X-rays instantaneously on the computer monitor screen located our clinics special X-ray room.

Finally, digital X-ray images can be stored in each patient’s database on the computer.  This process saves time and allows easy retrieval of this information whenever necessary.

As you can see, digital radiology offers many advantages when compared with traditional film based X-rays. The decision to ‘go digital’ at Parkway Family Physicians has both enhanced and improved patient care.
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“Dr. Ness has been taking good care of me since 1988. Last year I needed major shoulder surgery and he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who had the same compassion and medical values as Dr. Ness. Major surgery is no picnic, but with the kind and caring support of Dr. Ness, my surgeon and the team at Woodwinds Health Campus, my recovery was faster than expected, I was able to start physical therapy sooner and get my life back to normal. I credit the success of my surgery and recovery to the relationship between Dr. Ness and I, and in him knowing not only my medical history, but knowing me as a person and providing the level of care based on that knowledge. By the way, the day after I returned home from the hospital, Dr. Ness called to see how things went and more importantly how I was doing.”
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