DMX is a diagnostic test designed to objectively detect and document soft tissue/ligament injury most commonly associated with Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD), or “Whiplash” injuries of the spine. DMX evaluates biomechanical relationships and abnormal movements of the cervical spine:
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY? DMX is a new fluoroscopic based x-ray system coupled with digital and optic technology now allowing low doses of radiation. DMX is the latest generation of Videofluoroscopy (VF). The images captured are recorded digitally on CD or DVD disc. DMX digital images have improved clarity and resolution over VF. DMX studies can be replayed and studied on standard computer systems. DMX images are simply x-ray images taken at 30 frames per second to form a multiple radiographic array, or series, that can be run as a movie file to display real time motion of the joints of the body. DMX radiographic series can be paused at any location and the measurements and interpretation common to radiology can be applied to the still images. These images would be identical to plain film images if plain film radiography were performed at the same location at the same moment in motion. DMX acquires ~2700 images for the same amount of radiation as 7 static X-rays IS THE TECHNOLOGY APPROVED AND ACCEPTED? DMX is approved by the FDA. DMX is accepted by the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Chiropractic Association, as well as the International Chiropractic Association. DMX is also accepted by most PIP insurance carriers and Health Insurance Carriers in Massachusetts.
- Shows abnormal articulation of vertebral bodies, facets and other spinal elements
- Shows hypermobility, hypomobility or Restriction
- Shows normal or abnormal initiation of cervical motion