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We at Total Health Clinic are excited to bring you the latest medical breakthrough x-ray technology, DMX. DMX is an acronym for Digital Motion X-Ray. (Digital Motion X-Ray: Non-fluoroscopic) Conventional radiography is now used for the recording of motion studies. This method does not employ the use of fluoroscopy that has been the most common use of X-rays but rather uses conventional X-rays. The manner of recording a motion study is to couple an X-ray system with a digital computer and a detection system that records images in real time. That's right. Real motion in real time!


X-rays are also used to detect changes in joint structure and signs of instability, which are often indications of ligament failure. Although X-rays are not the standard procedure for diagnosing ligament injury since the ligaments themselves are not shown, they do pick up certain structural abnormalities that are considered indicative of particular ligament injuries. In many cases, DMX will show what MRI can't and in all cases, DMX is much more insightful for proper diagnosis where traditional x-ray radiographs are quite limited. What that means is faster diagnosis and by extension, can promote faster recovery.

Sophisticated software is used to automatically record the study and then to cause it to playback in a bi-directional format. DMX is both affordable and effective for our patients.

Another perk to using DMX is that patient radiation dose is minimal over the one second time frame. Typical radiation dose is approximately 2 mSv for this one second period. Any form of joint motion can be recorded and analyzed.


Although it can be used to observe the motion of any mobile joint, DMX is particularly useful in diagnosing upper cervical ligament injury, especially in the case of

C1-C2 vertebral segments which have no discs.

Very affordable! Call today!

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