Digital imaging has become more popular in dental offices due to several factors, including less radiation to patients, less equipment and supplies to purchase in the future and, most importantly, the gray-scale resolution that is vital in diagnosing diseases and conditions. As with any equipment purchase, dentists need to decide what type of digital system works best with their practice. Since hardware and software digital systems are expensive, consulting with colleagues about their digital systems will help dentists and their staff learn more about various digital imaging systems before they invest in a specific digital imaging system. Digital imaging systems are reliable and consistent, providing dentists and their staff with more radiographic options to diagnose disease, anomalies, and other conditions.