Are x-rays still on film and put into a light box? Or are they digital, on a computer screen.
Yes, x-rays are digital now and viewed on computer screen. Paper print outs and discs are given to the family. Paper copy if it’s just showing the parent “this is your kid’s fracture.” A disc if another doctor will need to look at it. Even when we get films from other area hospitals they are on a disc. I haven’t seen films in close to ten years.
If the novel is set in the US this is probably a safe assumption but may not be for developing countries.