State-of-the-Art X-Rays for Your Pet: Veterinary Digital Radiography at Crestwood Animal Hospital
Crestwood Animal Hospital has extensive veterinary diagnostic capabilities. First and foremost, we offer the latest in digital X-rays. Unlike traditional, manually created X-ray film images, digital radiography is fast and highly automated and can complement other diagnostic techniques such as ultrasound for your pet. This means less discomfort and fear for your pet. It also means that images are available quickly and are generally sharper and more accurate than traditional X-rays. Another advantage of digital radiography is that it results in less radiation exposure for your pet.
The new digital technology allows the radiographer to adjust the brightness and contrast as the image is being created. This often allows the radiographer to get the “best” image the first time, rather than having to take multiple images as in the past. The image is then viewable on a computer screen and can also be saved as a digital image to share with referring veterinarians when needed.
On occasion, light sedation may be required to minimize movement during the X-ray procedure.