Digital radiology is an advanced form of X-ray imaging that replaces traditional photographic film with digital sensors. It offers numerous advantages, including increased safety and effectiveness. Unlike conventional X-rays, digital radiology eliminates the need for chemical film processing and reduces radiation exposure while producing high-quality images. It is a valuable diagnostic tool for assessing the condition of bones, joints, and vital organs in sick or injured pets. With digital radiology, veterinarians can obtain accurate and detailed images to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions, ultimately improving the care and well-being of your pet.
Our clinic in Orrington has an up-to-date X-ray suite that includes digital technology.
Using digital radiology, we’re able to take X-ray at a much higher resolution than with standard X-ray equipment. Because of this, we can get successful images with fewer retakes (and less X-ray exposure to your pet). We can also send the X-rays to a specialist in minutes.
During a digital radiology scan, we’ll most likely put your pet under sedation or if necessary general anesthesia. This is to ensure that your pet stays still and comfortable during the procedure so that any images collected will be as clear and readable as possible.