Digital X-Ray

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic services to support your orthopedic and sports medicine needs. In today’s digital age, we are proud to offer cutting-edge digital X-ray services that bring accuracy, convenience, and efficiency to your diagnosis and treatment.

X-ray room at OSSM in Granville, OH.

Read on to learn more about digital X-rays, their uses, and what to expect during the process. You can also check our pricing details, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of digital X-rays compared to traditional X-rays.

For more information about X-rays, be sure to contact our specialists at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. We have offices in Granville and Coshocton, Ohio for your convenience. Book your visit today!

What is a Digital X-Ray?

A digital X-ray (digital radiography) is an advanced imaging technique that utilizes digital technology to capture X-ray images. The digital cameras on the X-ray are equipped with advanced digital X-ray sensors and a flat panel detector. This allows for the swift and precise acquisition of digital images.

Digital X-ray technology offers a significant advancement from traditional X-ray methods (conventional radiography), offering several key advantages. Digital X-rays use a digital image capture device and, therefore, eliminate the need for film and lengthy processing times while at the same time enhancing image quality.

The radiation exposure is also significantly lower. These benefits ensure patients receive the most accurate diagnoses while prioritizing their safety.

What are Digital X-Rays Used For?

Digital X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool used in various medical fields, including orthopedics and sports medicine. At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we use digital X-rays for detecting and assessing fractures, bone injuries, and joint conditions such as arthritis.

What to Expect During Your X-ray

Preparing for a digital X-ray is a simple process. You may need to wear a hospital gown or specific clothing depending on the area of your body being imaged. Metal objects, such as jewelry, may need to be removed as they can interfere with the imaging process. It’s essential to inform your healthcare provider if there is any chance of pregnancy.

During the procedure, you will be positioned by a radiologic technologist, who will operate the X-ray equipment. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly while the images are captured to minimize motion and ensure clarity. The process is non-invasive, painless, and typically takes only a few minutes.

Prices of Different X-Rays at OSSM

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we offer various digital X-ray services to cater to your specific medical needs. Here is a summary of the prices for different types of X-rays compared to hospital prices:

X-Ray Type
Our Prices
Hospital Prices

Ankle X-Ray

$63.00 – $67.00


Back X-Ray

$47.00 – $211.00


Femur X-Ray



Foot X-Ray

$55.00 – $62.00


Hip X-Ray

$64.00 – $121.00


Knee  X-Ray

$66.00 – $85.00


Pelvis X-Ray

$68.00 – $81.00


Shoulder X-Ray

$49.00 – $67.00


Tibia & Fibular X-Ray



Toes X-Ray



Wrist X-Ray

$62.00 – $75.00


Our prices at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine include the X-ray reading fee. Also, these prices are subject to change, and it’s advisable to contact our practice directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

To verify the hospital’s X-ray prices for the back, foot, and knee, please click here. All other X-ray prices were confirmed by a member of our staff via phone on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Digital X-Rays vs Traditional X-Rays

There are a number of advantages of digital X-rays compared with traditional X-rays.


Consider some of the advantages of digital X-rays over traditional X-rays:

  1. High Resolution: Digital X-ray technology offers excellent image quality with high resolution, allowing for detailed and precise diagnosis.
  2. Reduced Radiation Exposure: Digital X-rays typically require lower doses of radiation, making them safer for both patients and healthcare providers.
  3. Instant Image: Digital X-ray images are available immediately, enabling quicker diagnosis and treatment planning.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: Digital X-rays eliminate the need for film and chemical processing, reducing environmental impact.
  5. Convenient Storage: Digital X-ray images can be stored electronically, saving storage space and facilitating easy access for healthcare providers.


There are only a few disadvantages of digital X-rays—however, they affect the provider rather than the patient. The disadvantages include the following:

  1. Initial Investment: The transition to digital systems involves an initial investment in digital imaging equipment.
  2. Training Requirements: Healthcare providers need training to operate and interpret digital X-rays effectively.
  3. Dependency on Technology: Technical malfunctions can disrupt the imaging process, requiring immediate resolution.

Book Your Digital X-Ray Today

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine is your trusted partner in delivering accurate and efficient digital X-ray services. With cutting-edge technology, we ensure your diagnosis is both precise and timely.

Whether you require an X-ray for orthopedic, dental, or general medical purposes, our digital X-ray services are designed to meet your specific needs. For more information on our digital X-ray services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!

Visit our practice locations in Granville and Coshocton, OH and experience the precision and convenience of Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. Your health is our priority, and we are here to support you on your journey to well-being.


Medically reviewed by Alex Tancevski, M.D.