Coast Spine and Sports Medicine offers on-site digital x-rays in Los Angeles and Orange County to help physicians diagnose and treat symptoms as efficiently as possible. Digital x-ray technology provides high-quality images that help support accurate diagnoses and confident treatment options.
What Are Digital X-Rays?
Digital radiography is a more advanced form of radiography compared to traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays use x-ray-sensitive plates to capture data that’s immediately transferred to a computer without the use of an x-ray film that would need to be manually uploaded. Digital x-rays also use about 80 percent less radiation than traditional X-ray technology for improved safety.
Because digital x-rays can produce more advanced images that are stored digitally, your physician has access to the necessary information to make an accurate diagnosis without worrying about image degradation later. The digital image can be resized to easily see details without distorting the quality.
You can think of the difference between traditional and digital x-rays as the difference between digital cameras and film-based cameras. In the past, you needed to load film and have it developed with no way to preview an image to ensure the shot was correct and at the right exposure. With digital technology, you can immediately view and edit images.
How Much Do Digital X-Rays Cost in Los Angeles?
The cost of digital x-rays will depend on the number of x-rays you need and your insurance coverage, among other factors. Your insurance may also offer coverage for diagnostic x-rays to reduce your out-of-pocket cost. We will review your tailored treatment plan and the cost of your care during your initial appointment at Coast Spine and Sports Medicine. For your share of the cost of digital x-rays, we accept many forms of payment, including insurance and financing through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?
Coast Spine and Sports Medicine has invested in digital x-ray technology for many reasons. This diagnostic solution allows us to receive immediate results for your diagnostic exam without needing to refer you to another facility for imaging. The quality of digital x-ray imaging also allows for more accurate diagnosis of your disorder for better and more reliable treatment plans. With faster imagine results, we can provide faster and more effective treatment to help you recover as quickly as possible. This advanced x-ray technology also uses less radiation to produce images.
Will I Need a Digital X-Ray During My Appointment?
Digital x-rays are not always needed. We may recommend x-ray imaging to narrow down the cause of your injury, assess the severity of your condition, or plan the best treatment option to manage your pain. If digital x-rays will be needed, we will let you know during your initial appointment. In this case, your x-rays can be performed same-day and on-site, so we can use the results to help craft a tailored treatment plan for your pain.
If you are dealing with chronic pain or an acute injury, Coast Spine and Sports Medicine uses state-of-the-art technology like digital x-rays to help diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment plan to give you relief from your pain. We welcome patients in Orange County and Los Angeles, CA.