PrinciplePatient safetyBenefits of digitisation
During exposure, the X-rays produced by the tube pass through the body. The greater the thickness of the tissue, the more they are attenuated. Any X-rays that pass through the body uninterrupted hit the digital sensor causing it to blacken, generating an X-ray image.
When the machines are switched off, there is no risk of radiation exposure.
Outside the imaging rooms, there is not the slightest risk of radiation exposure!
Radiological procedures involve a certain amount of moderate radiation, which is outweighed by the diagnostic benefits of the exam.
– Our role is to limit the number of x-rays to what is absolutely necessary.
– The conformity of our equipment and imaging rooms is periodically checked by an official body for quality and radiation protection.
– New technologies and digitisation have made it possible to drastically reduce dosage and exposure, while maintaining optimum image quality.
The doses received during a standard radiology exam are more or less similar to the natural radiation to which we are exposed in daily life.
However, it should be pointed out that these X-rays, however weak they may be, are harmful to your unborn child, particularly in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
That is why it is vital that you inform us of any pregnancy, suspected pregnancy, late periods, or if you do not use contraception. We prefer to do radiology exams during the first 10 days of the menstrual cycle in non-menopausal patients who do not use contraception as a precaution.
Digitisation techniques for radiological images have several benefits:
+ Significant reduction of radiological doses to which the patient is exposed during the exam
+ Computer processing of images to extract as much information as possible
+ Digital image transmission
+ Option to request advice from another colleague remotely
+ Archiving of all images for later comparison
+ Remote consultation of images by the doctor who has requested the exam
+ Ecological benefit: reduction in environmentally harmful waste such as film and chemicals and in the ecological impact of sending results by post.
No specific preparation required.
Remove any metal objects from the site of your body that is being X-rayed (dentures, glasses, piercings, jewellery, bra, hair clips, etc.).
CT scans are contraindicated in pregnancy. You must always inform us if you are or may be pregnant.