Even though doctors like George Philip Smith have years of experience and certifications to boot, they still don’t have the ability to see through skin and analyze bones without the help of technology and scans. Here at Dr. Smith’s office, we like to use an innovative technological system called Fluoroscan to help us better assess our patient’s conditions and give them the proper diagnosis. So, how does Fluoroscan vary from a traditional scan like an X-ray and why is it popular? To help you gain a better understanding, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.
Fluoroscan Vs. X-Rays
One of the biggest questions that our patients have about Fluoroscan is how it differs from traditional x-ray imaging. Fluoroscan, however, actually uses x-ray imaging in conjunction with intensifiers and cameras. So although it’s easier to compare apples to oranges, you are comparing apples to apple seeds when it comes to these two imaging systems.
What Are the Benefits?
The main reason why Dr. Smith likes to use Fluoroscan is to be able to give patients a better diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan overall. For instance, if you have a facial fracture, a Fluoroscan will help Dr. Smith see the fracture up close and then create a customized surgical plan to treat you and your individual needs.
Additionally, a Fluoroscan can be done in our office in a few minutes, so you won’t have to worry about having an in-depth imaging procedure like an MRI done.
Here at Dr. Smith’s office, we understand that each one of our patients has unique issues that need customized treatment plans. With the help of Fluoroscan, we can better diagnose and serve all of our patients. If you would like to learn more about Fluoroscan or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. George Philip Smith today!