Good Hands Veterinary Hospital is proud to have been offering digital radiography to their clients since 2005. Traditional radiographs (x-rays) require the use of bulky cassettes, time for processing and are limited to what can be viewed or seen due to the resolution limitations of normal radiographic film.
When a radiograph is taken, the image is instantly converted into a digital format that can be viewed on a computer viewing station, just like your digital camera. This significantly reduces the amount of time needed to take x-rays, decreasing any anxiety that our pets may feel about being on the x-ray table. The images created can be accessed via the internet with a special web code unique to your pet. This allows you to visualize your pets x-rays from your home computer, and also enables the doctors of GHVH to easily consult, when necessary, with board certified radiologists, surgeons and internists about abnormalities noted on the radiographs. Although these characteristics are all significant, even more important is the quality of images that we are now able to obtain.
Due to the high resolution of our unit and its unique tissue optimization characteristics, we are able to obtain much more information from our radiographs than possible with traditional x-rays. This means we can see more detail than ever before. In the past few months, we have diagnosed conditions (OCD, tumors, etc.) that would have been very difficult to see on standard radiographs. If you have any questions about digital radiography, or would like to see some of the images we have obtained, feel free to call and speak with one of our radiology technicians.