The new Advantx Legacy 1000 mA x-ray unit is a high power, digital radiography/fluoroscopy system which acquires x-ray images in a digital format. It is employed for specialized contrast procedures such as barium swallow, barium meal, myelograms and for Digital subtraction Angiography (DSA). The digital format allows manipulation and magnification of the images to improve contrast and make the lesions look more conspicuous.
The improved quality of images can almost eliminate the need for repeat radiographs. The DSA facility permits accurate visualization of blood vessels after injection of contrast medium and allows lower dose of contrast as compared to conventional angiography. It is of great value in studying diseases of blood vessels, blood supply of tumours and mapping vascular anatomy in various parts of the body.