Digital Motion X-ray technology was utilized to diagnose a 13 year old boy who was a soccer player and complained of constant headaches. The DMX revealed that when the patient put his head into extension, the posterior arch of atlas flexed downward independently of the anterior atlas. Following the results of the DMX, a 3D CT scan was prescribed and revealed a Tripartite non-union of atlas at 12 o’clock, 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock. Dr. John Huy D.C. >>
The foundation of an accurate analysis and corrective care plan is based on a history, comprehensive examination and appropriate diagnostic radiographs. Of the three, obtaining diagnostic radiographs in the pediatric patient is the most difficult to accomplish due to patient movement. The movement creates a blurring of the x-ray image making it non-diagnostic.
Digital Motion X-ray is the solution for the pediatric practice due to the patient's ability to move while the
x-ray’s are taken. Crystal clear diagnostic imaging can be obtained even if the patient moves with this technology.
DMX exams utilize extremely low dose radiation and should not be a primary consideration.