Digital X-Ray Technology at Meredyth
For over a century, doctors have been using X-rays to produce images of tissues within the human body.
The introduction of digital X-ray technology represents a quantum leap in making the images most useful to doctors and patients and this technology is in use at Phoebe Diagnostic and Imaging Center.
Digital X-ray produces an extremely high-resolution image on a computer screen (instead of film) that can be electronically sent to a doctor anywhere instantly. The Digital X-ray images, viewed on a high-resolution computer screen, are faster, produce better quality images and are available to doctors for evaluation within minutes of the production of the image, no matter how far the doctor may be from the X-ray site.
Digital X-ray offers several advantages to doctors and their patients
• Many doctors can instantly access the images and share in a patient's diagnosis.
• Lower dosage X-rays can often be used to achieve the same quality image as film.
• Reduced cost (no film or processing) can allow production of more images showing more detail.
• Storage and retrieval is much simpler and quicker - one compact disk can hold the same number of images as a large file drawer of films.
Doctors serving patients all across Southwest Georgia can receive images and diagnostic information from radiologists much more quickly. This means more accurate decisions on treatment can be made more efficiently - a concrete benefit to patients.
A physician referral is required for all services. Appointments scheduled through Central Scheduling
at 229-312-4800; x-ray procedures do not require an appointment. Physician order/medical records need to be faxed to 229-312-4395.