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Posted on 04-27-2016

Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park Provides Digital Radiography

At Nall Hills Animal Hospital, our veterinarian team is dedicated to providing animals with the most comprehensive, caring, and advanced veterinary medicine available. One of the tools we utilize at our vet clinic to help us achieve this goal is digital radiography. 

What is veterinary digital radiography?

Think of digital radiography as the modern technological version of your basic X-ray. Radiographic images are captured via a machine and transposed on a computerized screen. This technique allows your veterinarian to non-invasively visualize the inside of your pet's body--more quickly and more effectively than ever before. Digital radiography can be used to identify and diagnose various conditions within your pet, including bone fractures, tumors, and ingested foreign objects, and can greatly influence treatment and enhance outcomes. 

What are the advantages of veterinary digital radiography?

Digital radiography advantages include:

  • Faster and more efficient gathering of images. Traditional X-rays require captured images to be transferred to a film, a more timely process. A digital radiograph provides immediate imaging on a computerized screen, making it faster, easier, and less stressful for the veterinary staff and your pet. 
  • Easier accessibility to and sharing of diagnostic information. Images from your pet's digital radiography can be easily stored and shared electronically between your veterinarian and other veterinary specialists. 
  • Better imaging. Improved technology allows for a clearer picture, which makes it easier for animal doctors to detect and identify abnormalities within the body--which traditional X-rays often miss. 

Are there disadvantages to digital radiography?

Digital radiography does expose your pet to a small amount of radiation. However, due to the technology's high efficiency, this exposure is significantly less compared to standard X-ray imaging, making it a much safer procedure for your pet. 

Looking for a vet in Overland Park? Visit Nall Hills Animal Hospital today

Your animal is family, and at Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park, KS, we treat your pet with the thoughtful and compassionate care that any member of your family deserves. To learn more about our veterinary services or to schedule a pet wellness exam, call us today at (913) 341-8836. 

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