Radiography uses x-rays, a form of electromagnetic radiation, to form diagnostic images. We have two small animal radiography suites and one large animal radiography suite. We use digital imaging for all of our radiographic studies. With digital radiography, the image is acquired in a digital format and sent to a computer for processing and display rather than using film and a light box. Digital imaging has several advantages over traditional radiographic film. One of these advantages is image manipulation. The radiologist can change the brightness, contrast, and size of the images for optimum viewing. These digital images are stored on a computer network and can be viewed throughout the hospital. This is convenient for all of the doctors throughout the Animal Health Center. Also, digital radiography is faster than radiographic film imaging. All in all, digital imaging provides higher quality images in less time than traditional film imaging.
Small Animal Radiography
- Quantum Q-Rad DRX Digital Radiography Unit
- VetVision MC150-C
Large Animal Radiography
- Siemens Vertix
- Two portable x-ray unites by Bowie and Vet-Ray
Small and large animal imaging is supported by Fuji SmartCR
- Sound-Eklin MarkIIIG digital radiography machine
Our service uses a McKesson PACS, a system for archiving and viewing digital images.