Equipment and Technology
- Digital X-ray
- Video-oculography (VOG)
- Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)
Digital x-rays benefit the patient in a variety of ways. Decreased radiation, clearer image quality for diagnosis, and less wait time for the patients are some of the ways digital radiography is better. Not only do digital x-rays expose patients and staff to up to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays, they also have the following additional benefits: They can be viewed on a computer monitor within seconds of taking the image and they are better for the environment because they don’t require developing.
Video-oculography (VOG) is a non-invasive, video-based method of very accurately measuring movements of both eyes using a head-mounted mask that is equipped with small cameras in order to correlate the eye movements with underlying brain function.
Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) is a non-invasive specialized clinical assessment technique used to quantify the central nervous system adaptive mechanisms (sensory, motor and central) involved in the control of posture and balance, both in normal (such as in physical education and sports training) and abnormal conditions (particularly in the diagnosis of balance disorders and postural re-education). Due to the complex interactions among sensory, motor, and central processes involved in posture and balance, CDP requires different protocols in order to differentiate among the many defects and impairments which may affect the patient’s posture control system. Thus, CDP challenges it by using several combinations of visual and support surface stimuli and parameters.