Patients are Exposed to Far Less Radiation
Since the late 1800s, medical professionals have been using electromagnetic waves to look inside their patients' bodies and to diagnose everything from broken bones to pneumonia. But as is the case with many medical procedures, modern technology has made X-rays better, faster and safer.
At Main Street Associates, we've adopted the latest advances and now use digital radiography. These digital X-rays expose patients to 90% less radiation, produce a sharper image than the film version, and are even better for the environment.
What to Expect
A wireless sensor is placed on the part of the patient's body being evaluated. When the X-ray is taken, a computer generates an image in 30 seconds, as opposed to the general 4- to 6-minute wait time for film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer monitor and enlarged to give medical professionals the best chance to accurately diagnose a patient's condition.