Digital Radiology – or X-rays – help our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
Digital radiology may represent the greatest technological advance in medical imaging over the last decade. The use of photographic films for X ray imaging will be obsolete in a few years. An appropriate analogy that is easy to understand is the replacement of typical film cameras with digital cameras. Images can be taken, immediately examined, deleted, corrected, and subsequently sent to a network of computers. The benefits from digital radiology are enormous. It can make the facility filmless. The referring physician can view the requested image on a desktop personal computer, often with the report, just minutes after the examination was performed. The images are no longer held in a single location; they can be seen simultaneously by physicians who are hours apart. In addition, the patient can have all his or her X rays on a compact disk to take to another physician or hospital.