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Radiography (x-ray imaging) has served as an essential tool Memphis veterinarians over the decades. This usage of radiation outside of the visible spectrum allows for interior views of a pet's body, particularly harder structures such as bone. Unfortunately, traditional radiography has also had its share of disadvantages as well in terms of image quality, speed of processing and health risks to the patient. Modern digital radiography for pets represents a giant step forward in safety, speed and accuracy -- and here at PetVax Complete Care Centers, our veterinarians in Memphis is proud to offer this diagnostic technology.
X-ray imaging introduced a revolution in medicine by allowing health practitioners of all types, including veterinarians, too see inside the patient and diagnose abnormalities without relying on exploratory surgery (or educated guesswork). An x-ray camera emits electromagnetic radiation which passes through soft tissues such as skin while bouncing off of harder ones such as bone. This brings the skeletal structure and certain other structures into plain view. As helpful as the technology was, it took several minutes to process an x-ray image on film -- and if you didn't get a good image, you'd have to repeat the process again. To make matters worse, the amount of x-ray radiation the patients was exposed to was small but not insignificant.
Digital radiography for pets is the new state of the art. Instead of going through the film processing stage, a digital x-ray image is transferred to computer or disk as a viewable data file. This technique conveys several remarkable benefits for our Memphis veterinarian, including:
To learn more about our advanced walk-in veterinary services in Memphis like our digital radiography services, give PetVax Complete Care Center a call today at one of our five locations. Your beloved companion deserves the best veterinary technology he can get!
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