Our clinic uses Digital radiography. Digital radiography essentially refers to the process of producing a radiographic image without using film. Digital radiographs can be viewed instantly on any computer screen, manipulated to enhance contrast and detail, and transmitted electronically to specialists without quality loss. This technology is gaining popularity in veterinary medicine because it offers several advantages over traditional film-based radiography.
These benefits include: improved patient care through better image quality, fewer retakes, decreased radiation exposure to patients and personnel. In addition, your pet receives less anesthesia and spends less time on the x-ray table when using digital radiology. Compared with hard-copy radiographs, digital images require less physical storage space, allow rapid storage and retrieval, and avoid loss in image quality over time or with duplication. Digital radiography eliminates chemical processing and disposal of hazardous wastes and lead foil, thereby presenting a "greener" and eco-friendly alternative.
Our practice is also using digital dental radiographs which are taken during all dental procedures. Digital radiographs reveal small hidden areas of decay between teeth, bone infections, gum (periodontal) disease, abscesses or cysts, developmental abnormalities and tumors that cannot be detected with only a visual dental examination. Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save time, money and discomfort.