Digital Motion X-ray
(DMX) is the best diagnostic imaging tool to objectively demonstrate ligament
instability, soft tissue injuries and intersegmental joint dysfunction.
Earliest mention of motion x-rays with reference to abnormal motion in the
cervical spine was by William Fielding, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon,
stating "the moving pictures must be seen for these movements to be fully
appreciated it is impossible to describe adequately with static illustrations".
DMX images are not only digital (video motion), they
are inverted from original X-Ray's. Instead of the background being black
and the bone structures appearing white, the DMX images show the bones in
shades of gray with black cortical margins on a white background making them much easier to identify.
examples of DMX still shots..
Notice the "picture in picture" image of the patient. The imaging video
is captured concurrently with a live video feed of the patient as an
inlay. This has proven to be extremely helpful to our attorney clients as
they present evidence in their injury cases.