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Digital X Rays- New at PetER

Posted by petemergencyclinic on March 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Digital Radiography is the most modern way to get an X ray picture. And Pet Emergency Clinic has just invested in what is known as DR Digital Radiography in order to better serve you and your pet. Why is digital better?

In traditional radiography, X rays go through your pet and hit a cassette, which contains a sheet of plastic X ray film. This exposed film is then taken into a darkroom, placed into an automatic processor, and after about 2 minutes, you have an image. If the chemicals are weak, temperatures wrong, or the X Ray exposure is not right, the film must then be retaken and more time is spent. Toxic waste is generated and the plastic film must then be hand-delivered to your referring DVM.

In the type of  Digital Radiography now at Pet ER, a picture is taken just as before, but in 30 seconds, the image is captured on a computer hard drive and is visible on a monitor. If the image is good but not perfect, it may be corrected with software. No chemicals, toxic waste, or film. No film to be transported to your DVM. Instead, the image is e mailed to your DVM and instantly available. Additionally, you may see it yourself on any computer in the PetER.

The bottom line is this: Pet Emergency Clinic has invested in some very good new equipment that will allow us to diagnose and treat your pet faster and to get that information to your DVM more easily. Everybody wins!

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Reply Danielle Fruge
7:35 PM on March 30, 2011 
This new digital is amazing. I love how quickly the images appear on the screen. It reduces the amount of time the animal has to be sedated, manipulated in odd positions, and stressed. Thank you Dr. Emerson for this wonderful purchase. -Danielle Fruge