Digital x-rays allow us to immediately see the results of any images we take, enabling the procedure to be completed more quickly and in a less stressful manner than traditional x-ray methods.
There are numerous advantages of digital x-rays over traditional film x-rays. Not only can we obtain images more quickly, image quality can be adjusted in the computer, often eliminating the need for additional x-rays and repeated exposure for your pet. For those times when another x-ray is needed, images can be repeated very quickly, minimizing the time your pet spends being x-rayed, and thereby reducing stress. For example, taking an x-ray with traditional film can take 20 minutes or more, but the same x-ray taken digitally can be done in less than 5 minutes. The result is a significant decrease in stress for a sick pet.