We perform Enhanced Computer X-Ray Analysis using the DxAnalyzer Digitizing Software - "One can't prove, disprove or improve that which one can't measure." - Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
Our office is the only Chiropractic Clinic in the State of Washington that is currently utilizing this advanced X-Ray Digitizing method with state-of-the-art software. We at Fraga Chiropractic have a strong belief that if we indicate on your x-rays where your structural problem is, then it would be to your best interest that we should follow up with comparative x-ray studies before you finish your care to show you we are keeping the promise by making changes.
The naked eye cannot determine precise angles and measurements. Some chiropractors use protractors with x-ray pencil markers for measuring, but the thickness of x-ray pencils along with lining up the lines has been determined in one study that there is a 26% error rate subjectively when analyzing these improprieties by hand mensurations. (Siegler and Howe, Inter & Intra examiner reliability of the upper cervical marking system JMPT 1985 8 (2):75-80).
The method that we use with this state-of-the-art digitizing analysis can be as accurate to .0023 mm and is an established method by The Council on Chiropractic Practice Clinical Guidelines. (see below)
"To measure quantitatively is to objectively assess" - look below for samples of digital x-ray measurements that can be compared to normal.