If we want to see to it that we are living a healthy life, then we must be sure to have a discipline within ourselves. There are many things we can do to maintain a healthy body and it needs time and sacrifice. Health checkup is also an important thing that a person must have. Have you ever tried undergoing several examinations for injuries or some in depth checkups? If yes, then you have already probably tried x-rays. X-rays are a type of radiation which creates pictures of the inside of your body. They are used for your bones, teeth, and other parts of the body. Because it uses radiation, some people are concerned when it comes to children using it. That is why they come up with something really useful.
Columbia Orthopedics will share to us Dr. Michael Vitale’s discussion on the importance of advances in low-dose x-ray for pediatric spine patients.
Dr. Michael Vitale Discusses the Importance of Advances in Low-Dose X-Ray for Pediatric Spine Patients
November 1, 2016
Treating smaller patients means everything has to be smaller – implants, instruments and apparel. The same idea has to be applied to radiation. “While digital x-rays have evolved to decrease radiation exposure, less is obviously better,” said Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. “If it was my child, I would not settle for anything less and that same philosophy drives all my care for my patients.”
For that reason, when EOS Imaging launched its Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging, Vitale was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture and is a win-win-win in this regard,” Vitale said. Read more here.
That is really some great advancement for the benefit of the children. They can now have safer x-ray screening when they need them. Thanks to low-dose x-rays. Next to talk about is the importance of x-rays in chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning (nccih.nih.gov). Let us learn more about its importance through The Joint Chiropractic’s article below.
The Importance of X-Rays in Chiropractic Care
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in said patient.
One of the most heavily relied on diagnostic techniques in chiropractic care is the X-ray. This diagnostic technique is often thought of as antiquated, with many other imaging processes being developed since the X-ray that provide us with a deeper understanding of the body’s internal layout. However, these imaging processes are all confounded in the use of surgery and invasive procedures to get that far inside the body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT Scans, and many other innovative imaging procures are used in the planning stages of surgery, if X-rays do not provide as vivid of an image as a physician needs. Chiropractic care is free of any sort of surgery, leaving chiropractors only to need to see the layout of the bones in the body, which is exactly what the X-ray provides. Read more here.
X-rays are highly beneficial for different medical practices. Chiropractic practice really needs x-rays because it is a delicate process. There are new researches on the other importance of x-rays for chiropractic practice and PRLog will discuss more about this in his article below.
New Research on Importance of X-rays in Chiropractic Practice
A recent review of the scientific literature reveals that x-rays play an important role in determining safety and efficacy in the management of spinal problems cared for by chiropractors.
ATLANTA – Sept. 5, 2017 – PRLog — The research, reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, includes a review of the literature, standards of care, best practices and practice guidelines and the role of radiography in the types of spinal problems managed by chiropractors.
“Doctors of Chiropractic are responsible for determining the safety and appropriateness of chiropractic care. This responsibility includes the detection and characterization of vertebral subluxations, congenital and developmental anomalies which may affect the selection of chiropractic techniques, and conditions which may contraindicate certain chiropractic adjusting methods.” Stated Christopher Kent DC, JD, a Professor and Director of Evidence Informed Curriculum and Practice at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC.Read more here.
Health checkups are really one of the most important things that we must not forget to have even just once a year. X-ray is one of the examinations used when we undergo examinations and experts are making sure that it is safe for everyone especially for the children. It is something really important to be able to look up on the inside of the human body and thank you for the experts who are making tremendous advancements for the use of x-rays. Chiropractic care involves the spine which is a very sensitive part of the body and it is a good thing that x-rays could be a very good help for the success of this practice.