We use a very advanced fully digital x-ray unit. This means we have excellent quality images instantly. There are no films and cassettes as you may have seen in the past; radiographs are sent directly to a computer screen in our control console. We can adjust exposures instantly and easily to obtain the best detail from all different parts of the body. Because the images are instantly available, it means patients who are sedated need only be for the minimum of time.
X-rays are used to image both soft tissues such as heart and liver as well as the usual bony tissues looking at fractures and joint or spinal disease. The image on the left was taken with our machine and shows a fractured dog pelvis We can also use special dyes in some cases to obtain a clearer picture or highlight particular organs and structures.