X-ray examination is short, painless and non-invasive, and requires no special preparation (except for X-rays of the lumbar spine, abdominal cavity, pelvis, sacroiliac joints, sacrum and tail vertebrae).
Due to exposure to ionising radiation, the examination should be referred to by a doctor, including in the case of private examination (Act of November 29, 2000 on the Atomic Law).
Please take your previous pictures and test results with you: X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and other medical documentation.
Pregnancy is an absolute contraindication to the examination. Each X-ray in women of childbearing potential should be performed in the first 12 days of the cycle (unless the doctor decides otherwise), in order to exclude the risk of complications of a possible pregnancy.
Multitom Rax is the newest diagnostic solution in our hospital. It provides high-quality images with maximum ergonomics for patients and staff. High-quality digital X-ray images are created thanks to a detector with a matrix of over 8 million pixels (pixel size 148 μm). The maximum size of the axial projections is 154 x 43 cm. The scanner offers diverse use of the X-ray in one room. Our apparatus moves around the patient through the use of its two independent arms. This design allows for comfortable and safe examination of patients following operations, major injuries or with motor instability.
The device is designed to take standard radiographic images in any position, especially silhouette examinations of the spine and lower limbs in a standing position, under natural load, with a minimal dose of radiation.
Some cases require 3D imaging for diagnosis and planning of the treatment. 3D reconstruction provides additional data, increases the accuracy of the diagnosis and planning of the treatment, spares patients pain and speeds up the examination. Using the 3D option of the Multitom Rax camera, our laboratory can perform digital imaging of the cervical and lumbar spine, joints of the knee, ankle and foot.
X-ray silhouette examinations are digital examinations covering the entire length of the lower limb or the entire spine, which is especially useful in orthopaedic, rehabilitation or rheumatology diagnostics.
The test enables:
• a thorough assessment of the bone and joint structures
• length measurements of the bones
• determination of the height between two points, e.g. between the heads of the femurs
• angular measurements of the curvature of the spine (e.g. measurement of kyphosis)