We are pleased to announce the addition of a state-of-the-art digital radiography system at County Vets. Our goal of providing the highest quality of veterinary medicine cannot be achieved without the sophisticated diagnostic tools we use in the practice daily. Radiography (X-ray) is an essential diagnostic tool that allows us to evaluate soft-tissue and bony structures. Our new digital X-ray unit speeds up the turnaround for radiographs which allows us to quickly diagnose problems and therefore treat your horse more rapidly.
The benefits of our new digital radiography system include:
- improved diagnostic imaging with enlargement capabilities and computer enhancements such as measurement and notation
- increased safety as chemicals are no longer needed and a faster exposure time means less radiation exposure for horse and staff
- less X-rays require to be taken which means less radiation exposure and less time under sedation
Digital radiography also allows us to keep all of your horse's images on their computer file and also means we can email them to yourself, the farrier or referral institutes if required. Radiography is particularly useful in laminitic cases, where their progression can be monitored regularly and complications can be found quickly.
Note: our digital x-ray system is portable which allows us to use it at the surgery or on your yard if you are unable to bring your horse in to the surgery.