Traditional X-rays have been around since the early 1900s, using film to capture images of the body’s internal structures. With the addition of computer technology, digital radiography has become a much more efficient, cost effective, and an even safer method of producing diagnostic images.
If you have ever had an X-ray taken before, you have probably been asked to wear a big lead apron or blanket to shield the surrounding area of your body from receiving X-ray radiation. While traditional X-rays are considered safe, digital X-rays produce 80% less radiation than traditional. This means it is highly unlikely you would develop issues from occasional traditional radiation exposure, but it is even less likely with the process used in digital X-rays.