As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.
With today’s most current digital radiography, our practice takes the x-ray image using advanced machinery which sends it directly for display on a computer. There is no lag time waiting for films to process at a separate lab. This means if the exposure is poor or if your pet moved a little bit, we can see the flaws immediately and retake the x-ray right then and there. We can also share the image digitally instead of sending large films out through the mail. As an AAHA-accredited practice, all of our radiographs are reviewed by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist.
Like most digital images, our practice can easily enhance the digital x-ray image on the computer. We can zoom in, or change the contrast and brightness for better viewing. Plus digital x-ray technology creates a much clearer and detailed image than traditional x-rays. Our practice can utilize computer programs to assist us in identifying and analyzing changes of an ongoing condition that requires a series of images.
Our practice uses digital radiology both for dental purposes and for your pet’s whole body. Dental digital radiology allows us to view the internal anatomy of the teeth including the roots and surrounding bone. In the rest of your pet’s body, digital x-rays can help us identify a fractured bone, degeneration in a joint, or even sometimes identify foreign objects inside your pet’s body. An added bonus to digital radiology is the fact that it emits less radiation than traditional radiology.