What is it?
It is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. An advantage of using digital x-rays versus the traditional x-rays, is the amount of time it takes to transfer, enhance, and view the images while emitting less radiation.
How do we use it?
Digital Radiography is an excellent diagnostic tool. It allows us to view inside the body to detect medial conditions, abnormal fluids, broken bones, and foreign body obstructions. Usually this procedure can be performed without sedation. However, if a patient is experiencing pain or is fractious, we can safely administer a pain medication or sedatives before taking the radiographs.
In addition, Digital Radiography allows our doctors to quickly share these films with referring veterinarians all over the country. This assists us in keeping your regular veterinarian informed and actively involved in your pet's care.