Radiology is the study and science of X-rays. Radiographs (X-rays) are commonly used to show the size, shape and position of internal organs. They are a useful diagnostic tool that can help diagnose problems that may be difficult or impossible to diagnose on routine physical examination, such as arthritis, fractures, heart disease, bladder stones, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, pneumonia and some forms of cancer.
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging that uses digital image capture instead of photographic film. This provides immediate image preview, permits image enhancement, and reduces inadequate exposures. The result is fast, high quality radiographs with the convenience of being able to send radiographs electronically to a specialist when necessary.