Digital X-ray

What is a Digital X-ray?

X-ray is the original field from which radiology developed and is probably still the most commonly employed form of radiology. UCI has evolved to using Digital Radiology which is a form of radiography that has two distinct advantages: it uses much lower radiation (60% less than traditional) and it utilizes X-ray–sensitive plates to directly capture data during the patient examination, immediately transferring it to a computer system and then directly to the Radiologist without the use of an intermediate cassette.

Uses for a Digital X-ray

X-rays are commonly used to:

  • Determine if a bone is broken, fractured, chipped, or dislocated
  • Locate foreign objects (such as metal in eyes)
  • Detect scoliosis and other spinal defects
  • Diagnose the cause of chest pain or a persistent cough

Before You Arrive

Appointments are not necessary, but a physician’s script is to have the X-ray performed. Save time! To expedite your check in process, we now offer online Patient Registration.

After the Exam

Once your scan is complete, a Radiologist will examine the images. Your physician will receive the images and report via PACS and fax. Contact your physician directly to discuss your results.

Schedule an Appointment

We invite you to experience the UCI difference. With two locations to serve you, University Center Imaging has the specialized staff necessary to assist with all your imaging needs. Schedule your appointment today with a member of the UCI Scheduling Team.