As veterinarians, it is our job to be familiar with normal radiographic anatomy. We also need to be familiar with the specific radiographic patterns of different clinical disorders. Radiographs help us either make a recommendation for the treatment and management of a horses’ condition or make a recommendation for further diagnostic imaging.
KEY QUESTIONS RELATING TO EQUINE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY
The answer is yes!
We like to use digital radiography in our clinic for a few reasons. Firstly, images are available to view immediately. This is quick, convenient and eliminates the need for return visits to repeat radiographs. Secondly, the quality of radiographs obtained in the field is better when using digital radiography in comparison to traditional films. Thirdly, it is easy for us to provide copies of radiographs to our clients on a CD.