Digital radiography was installed at the Large Animal Hospital three years ago. This allows us to obtain high quality x-rays which are assessed on high-resolution computer screens.
If required, all radiographic images from a horse can be copied onto a CD and sent to the referring veterinary surgeon or insurance company.
We have several x-ray machines, with the largest ceiling-mounted unit being capable of x-raying the pelvis or back of adult horses.
Radiography is an important part of the work up of many cases, particularly those involving the sinuses and/or teeth.
We have a dedicated radiography suite with a gantry-mounted Siemans Gigantos x-ray machine and AGFA computed radiography system which enables us to take extremely detailed, high-quality radiographs of the skull.
The department has published widely on radiography of the equine head and has been responsible for developing innovative techniques in this field.
This article was published on Nov 3, 2009