Dr. Cathy Buller reviewing radiographs on our digital system.

A 300 MA high frequency X-ray machine allows for short exposure time, and high resolution imaging. Radiographs help us diagnose many conditions. We have recently converted to digital radiology, for which we are very excited! See our Digital Radiology page for more information on its uses and benefits!

Part of the beauty of digital radiology is the ability to manipulate the x-rays after they have been taken. This increases the veterinarians ability to make a diagnosis. While they may not mean a whole lot to you looking at them here on the screen, below are the menu bars for our image manipulation software – you can get an idea of just how much we can do from the amount of icons on each bar!

Thoracic radiograph of a dog on our digital system.

We can see the heart and lungs, abdominal organs, bladder, and foreign bodies (some things that area swallowed). Broken bones are just part of the picture.

To the left is an image of a dog’s abdomen after swallowing liquid barium. This is done to better illustrate his intestines. To the right is a chest radiograph demonstrating a mass (arrow) in the thorax in front of the heart.

Above; Our clinic mascot “Willie” lies in a comfy foam trough. These are used when needed, to position pets for radiographs. Sedation may be recommended for accurate radiographs.