Digital radiographs (x-rays) have proven to be a significant improvement over the older “film” systems. The images can be enhanced to provide maximum detail for each organ or tissue and allow your veterinarian to “see” more detail than was possible with conventional radiographs. Emergency conditions such as gastric torsions, abdominal fluid from ruptured organs, or fractured ribs can be quickly and accurately diagnosed with digital radiographs. Many subtle but important lesions can be seen with digital radiographs that would have been missed with “film”.
Because the images are digital they can be sent to distant sites for consultation. Radiologists and surgeons, for example, can provide expert opinion on any digital radiograph in our system. We work as a team to provide the best care possible for your special pet.
Digital radiographs allow us to be “green” since there are no developing chemicals utilized and no silver impregnated film needed. The electronic images can be stored indefinitely and can be retrieved at the touch of a button. The original image is always available in a non-enhanced format. Older images can be compared directly on a medical grade monitor along with newer images to note changes over time.