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Tyler County Hospital updates radiology equipment

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DR Digital Radiology Equipment (medical imaging) has been added to the Radiology Department. Digital Radiography is a form of Xray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic files. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography. Instead of X-Ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over and under exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display quality of the image. The current CR (computed radiography) machine has been moved to the clinic for their use. Computed radiography uses very similar equipment to conventional radiography except that in place of a film to create the image, an imaging plate made of photostimulable phosphor is used. The image plate is housed in a special cassette and placed under the body part or object to be examined and the x-ray exposure is made.

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