Diagnostic Imaging: Digital Tomosynthesis

What is digital tomosynthesis?

A type of x-ray that produces images of structures within the body in slices.  The x-ray tube moves over the patient through an arc of 20-40 degrees, taking a series of pulsed exposures.

The computer then reconstructs the x-ray data into a series of image slices at various depths from within the body.

It is similar to a CT scan in the respect, but delivers a lower x-ray dose than a CT scan.  ~1/2 the dose of a CT scanner.

Our digital tomosynthesis service includes:

  • Orthopedic/skeletal imaging – for fractures and non-union
  • Abdominal imaging – for kidney stones


Last updated: Fri, 2011-04-01 13:38