Adairsville Animal Hospital provides the latest technology to the precious pets in the Calhoun, Dalton, Rome, and Marietta, Georgia areas, and our digital radiography (x-ray) system is one of the most advanced units available in veterinary medicine! X-rays are one of the most important diagnostic tools for our experienced veterinarian, which is why this cutting-edge technology was specifically selected for our hospital.
What are the advantages of digital radiography over traditional images developed by chemicals?
The most important factors digital x-rays provide to Dr. Amy Johnson are speed. In less than five seconds, our experienced veterinarian can view the x-ray image and begin treatment right away as necessary. Image quality is the second factor that places our digital system above older chemically developed film models. Digital x-ray not only provides more explicit images initially, but our radiographs can also be contrasted and viewed from different angles to give a unique view for our veterinarian and prevent the need for retakes. Another advantage of the digital x-ray at Adairsville Animal Hospital is the fact that the images can be emailed. In a rare event, a veterinary radiologist may need to be consulted; our digital images can be sent electronically for their review, saving critical treatment time. Finally, our digital x-ray is considered a “greener” technology than older units which required chemicals to develop film images.
What can our Dr. Johnson diagnose using digital x-ray?
Fractured bones can be discovered with an x-ray, but many other issues can be diagnosed by our experienced veterinarian as well! For example, Dr. Johnson can locate internal bleeding and fluid buildup, find tumors, discover organ enlargement, and diagnose pneumonia.
The experience of our veterinarian, coupled with our advanced technology, makes Adairsville Animal Hospital a clear choice for pets in Adairsville and the surrounding areas. Please allow us to be the caregivers for the life of your pet by scheduling an appointment today!