Digital radiography is a safe and effective diagnostic tool and the most common form of radiography used by veterinarians today. The procedure involves no anesthesia and is completely non-invasive. Willowrun Veterinary Hospital provides the most cutting-edge, advanced form of this technology using our digital system.
The procedure works by using an x-ray machine to create images of the musculoskeletal system using x-ray waves that pass through the pet's body. These images are then analyzed by a trained radiologist. With the resulting images they provide, conditions such as fractures, arthritis, and pneumonia can be diagnosed.
Digital x-rays have several benefits over traditional film x-rays, these include:
Often, x-rays are used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools, such as laboratory tests or ultrasound imaging.