Our goal of providing the highest quality of veterinary medicine cannot be achieved without the sophisticated diagnostic tools we use in the hospital daily. Radiography (x-ray) is an essential diagnostic tool that allows us to evaluate soft-tissue and boney structures. Our new digital x-ray unit reduces the turnaround for radiographs, which allow us to more quickly diagnose problems and a more rapid treatment response.
Our new system benefits your pet by providing improved diagnostic capacity with better imaging, enlargement capabilities and computer enhancements such as measurement and notation – and it benefits our staff by providing increased safety! The new system works with a faster exposure time that reduces the stray radiation for your pets and our staff. By applying digital algorithms to the radiographs we can replicate different techniques, resulting in the perfect image on the first take. Did we mention it’s also faster – rendering an image in 6 seconds?
The new system is also better for the environment. Over the last year we have taken several steps to reduce our hospital’s footprint on the environment. We upgraded our air-conditioning units to higher efficiency units; installed high-efficient florescent fixtures in our kennel area; started a recycling program in the hospital; and now, thanks to our conversion to digital x-ray, no longer use the harmful chemicals associated with standard x-ray development.
By converting to digital x-ray we are also able to provide our clients with CD copies of their pet’s x-rays or have Board Certified Radiologist reviews of x-rays from our hospital when necessary. Next time your pet is in need of x-rays – feel free to ask us for a copy. We love demonstrating the benefits and capabilities of our new digital x-ray unit and are here to provide you with the best care for your best friends.