The capacity of a veterinarian’s ability to take quality radiographs (X-rays) has been improved dramatically over the last several years. The greatest advancement in this field has been the digital x-ray, which produces a clearer image than the older film version and can be seen in seconds by a veterinarian. Ensuring our hospital has the most advanced equipment and techniques has always been a priority to our doctor and the quality and precision of our x-ray capabilities is another example.
X-rays are an extremely important diagnostic tool for veterinarians, aiding in locating internal injuries including fractures and foreign bodies, as well as tumor identification, uncovering upper respiratory infections and determining organ size in the event of disease. The digital x-ray unit at Little Creek Veterinary Hospital produces much clearer images that can be manipulated, meaning fewer retakes. The x-ray images can also be emailed to a specialist if needed, saving valuable time. Finally, the images are ready for Dr. Shannon in seconds, meaning she can begin immediate treatment if necessary.