What is DMX?

Digital Motion X-ray is a diagnostic test that records real time, full motion x-ray imaging of a body joint in motion. A digital x-ray is being taken while your body is actually moving. It is quick and easy and may reveal permanent ligamentous or other injuries commonly missed by other diagnostic procedures. DMX evaluates the bones in motion allowing to detect which specific ligaments are injured. If you hurt more when you move, then you must be diagnosed while you move.

Why DMX?

While static x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans only demonstrate pathology in a frozen moment in time, DMX reveals the injury in motion. You can see exactly where it hurts when you are moving. It verifies your pain during movement.
The diagnosis is in the details, DMX can help improve your treatment by providing an accurate diagnosis. It lets you see the injury in ways you’ve never seen it before. Hidden injuries are revealed, helping you design a more effective treatment plan for you based on a more complete diagnosis. Understanding patients’ full extent of injuries with digital motion x-ray helps doctors better understand how patients feel and select appropriate treatment options.

If 90% of what we do during our activities of daily living requires some type of movement, and when we are in pain, remaining still is the best position to alleviate the discomfort, then why do we keep asking the patients to remain still when we perform radiology and imaging studies?

DMX…it just makes sense! See a sample DMX video.

DMX can reveal hidden injuries that are not detected by other diagnostic tools.

DMX is in the news all over and even was highlighted on the hit show Bones.

Do you need DMX?

You need DMX if:

  • Daily activities aggravate an injured area.
  • You are taking medication to suppress pain.
  • You suspect that the underlying cause of the pain has gone undiagnosed.
  • You have pain in one or more of your joints that increases with motion?
  • You have been in an auto accident.
  • You are suffering from a sports injury.
  • You have been injured on the job.

Contact us today to set up a DMX appointment or for any questions.

231 775 8087

302 E Cass St. Cadillac, MI

Why is DMX so unique?

While static x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans only demonstrate pathology in a frozen moment in time, DMX reveals the injury in motion. You can see exactly where it hurts when you are moving. It verifies your pain during movement. DMX objectively and visually demonstrates abnormal movement of bones allowing the doctor to specifically determine which ligaments or other soft tissues are injured.

How is it performed?

Digital motion x-ray imaging is extremely convenient for patients compared to other imaging techniques, such as MRI. A digital motion x-ray can be performed in a matter of minutes. There is no need to prepare for the study with fasting, consuming anything special or injecting any dye or radioactive material. Patients are able to keep their clothes on as usual during digital motion x-ray imaging and the procedure is performed with the patient standing and actively moving in a weight-bearing position within the system. You will only need to remove your jewelry.
DMX is not an enclosed diagnostic tool. You are standing in a room, next to a camera and the technology.

How does Digital Motion X-Ray improve patient care?

The diagnosis is in the details, DMX can help improve your treatment by providing an accurate diagnosis. It lets you see the injury in ways you’ve never seen it before. Hidden injuries are revealed, helping you design a more effective treatment plan for you based on a more complete diagnosis. Understanding patients’ full extent of injuries with digital motion x-ray helps doctors better understand how patients feel and select appropriate treatment options.

What is the radiation exposure?

The DMX system can produce 2,700 x-ray images with the same amount of radiation as a standard x-ray machine, which gives you 5 static x-rays.

Is Digital Motion X-Ray safe?

Yes, it is very safe. In fact, a complete Digital Motion X-Ray study will record approximately 2700 x-rays for the same amount of radiation as the traditional 5-view standard x-ray series performed at the hospital.

What is the difference between Standard X-Ray, MRI and DMX?

Standard X-rays are taken to rule-out bone fractures, bone dislocations and bone pathology. MRI is ordered when the patient has loss of strength, radiating pain, numbness, or tingling in their hands or arms. Also, MRIs are taken to make sure there are no disc herniations, tumors or spinal stenosis. An MRI is performed while the patient is not moving.
DMX is performed when the patient has headaches, pain in the back of their neck or shoulders, or has popping, clicking or grinding when they move their head. It is performed to evaluate ligament injuries. MRI, CT and static radiographs are unable to diagnose types of ligamentous injuries. Plus, DMX actually shows the injury while you are in motion, you can see why you hurt.

What if all the other tests I’ve had were negative and didn’t show anything?

This is very common. Standard x-rays, MRIs and CTs are all done when you don’t, or can’t, move for the test. Digital Motion X-Ray is completely different and specifically tests for damage where other examinations do not. This is why DMX commonly finds injuries that were not detected before.  This Imaging excels at detecting ligament laxity and damage that occurs during cervical whiplash injuries.

Is Digital Motion X-Ray expensive?

No. Digital Motion X-Ray costs about one-third of an MRI and is billed directly to your insurance. The test actually saves your insurance company money.

Why can the DMX find the injuries?

The concept is very simple. The first recommendation when you go for another kind of imaging test is to remain still. However, your pain increases with movement and most of the time, it does not even hurt when you are at rest. Because of this, most standard x-rays and MRIs will show no injury and the negative results are not enough for the doctor to give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

DMX helped Amanda and it can help you too. Here is Amanda’s story.

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302 E. Cass St.
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