Radiographs or x-rays are a non-invasive way for us to look at tissues, bones and organs. Having the equipment on hand means we are able to quickly diagnose injuries particularly in emergency situations. This is convenient for you as your pet can have all treatment done at the hospital and also means our patients are given the best opportunity for recovery.
We use digital radiography to provide us with the latest in veterinary medicine diagnosis. Providing real-time results, in a manner which is less stressful for your pet.
Patients must stay very still while having an x-ray taken. This means patients are given a sedation or general anaesthetic.
The benefits of using digital technology are widespread and include:
- The process of taking x-rays is quicker and less stressful for a pet. We can now take less exposures because specialised computer software will allow us to look at an image on a computer monitor in different views (eg. magnify on specific body parts instead of taking more exposures).
- No processing delays – the results are available very shortly after exposure.
- Staff are no longer exposed to processing chemicals. The absence of processing chemicals also has a positive impact on the environment.
- Images can easily be saved to a patients history (computer records) and accessed in future years.
- Results can be easily emailed to specialists should the need arise.