Computerized radiography (digital x-rays) has become the standard in equine medicine and surgery. Digital x-rays allow one to take an x-ray, process it through a computer, and then manipulate the exposure and magnification. This offers a great advantage for diagnostics, as well as reducing radiation exposure to personnel. The number of retakes is drastically reduced, and the information gained from a single film can be exponentially increased. Whereas before when a conventional radiograph may not have shown a problem, digital films can be enhanced to show a significant lesion previously undetected.
South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center utilizes digital radiography for every case. We view all of our films on a high resolution monitor.
Specific advantages of digital radiography include:
- Consistent image quality
- Reduction in repeat exposures
- Small bone detail is much more easily defined
- Radiographs can be burned to a CD, at little or no cost to the owner for your own files
- Radiographs can be e-mailed to a specialist, and archived for future reference