It seems like most everything used in business today has gone digital, and a veterinary practice is no exception. But there's one area many practices haven't converted to digital, and it could just be one that has the largest impact. Digital x-ray machines are popping up in more practices than ever before, and it makes a great deal of sense, too.
Here's a look at three of the biggest advantages of digital x-ray machines compared to traditional ones, especially when it comes to a vet's office.
Digital x-rays are much faster and efficient With usual x-ray machines, an exposure is made on a piece of film that's then processed in chemicals, exactly the same as developing photos in years gone by. This is a process that's not always clean, and it takes time (there's a reason photographers made this jump). And many times, especially with pets, an x-ray is developed only to show that the animal wasn't quite in the right position or moved, causing a blur. Digital x-rays show the image just a few seconds after its taken, making the process much easier on both the pet and staff.
Digital x-rays produce a higher resolution image Compared to traditional film methods, digital x-rays produce an image quality that is much cleaner with a higher resolution. There's no potential problems with mixing of chemicals or film quality to come in to play, and digital equipment can produce a resolution that physical x-rays couldn't do.
Digital x-ray machines are much more portable and space-saving With digital x-ray machines, things can happen that couldn't be dreamed of with a traditional machine -- like visiting a pet owner in their home. Digital x-ray machines are easily portable and can be moved from one vet's office to another (to get a second opinion or to visit a specialist) or taken to an animal that couldn't really be moved otherwise. Images can be stored digitally, meaning they take us far less space than physical x-rays do, and even the machine itself is much smaller than older film models.
On top of all of these benefits, one of the biggest advantages of a digital x-ray machine is that they're much cheaper to operate when the cost of film and chemicals are taken in to account. Converting to a digital x-ray machine will save a vet's office money, open themselves to care opportunities they didn't have before, and will make sure the practice's customers receive the best care possible. If you haven't converted your practice to digital machines and are thinking to buy veterinary digital x-ray machines, there's never been a better time.Share
11 January 2017
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