Digital radiography (x-ray) has revolutionized Equine Medicine. Now we are able to diagnose potential causes of lameness and bone abnormalities right in your back yard! This produces with less stress your horse and your budget, as the fees tend to be lower than those at a referral hospital or university. Digital radiography allows us to view the images immediately and to retake images or to take additional views quickly if needed. Digital radiography also gives us the ability, if needed, to electronically send the x-rays to board certified radiologists for their opinion. In addition, the images produced by digital radiography are of much better quality than film radiographs and can be manipulated digitally, giving us the best possible radiographic information to help find the diagnosis.
In addition to digital radiology, which produces images of bones, we can see soft tissue structures, like tendons, ligaments and the surfaces of some joints with ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves to offer a non-invasive, painless, and radiation-free method of imaging your horse’s internal organs. This is one of the many ways we are dedicated to providing your horse with the best care possible. Call me 208 365-4085
Radiology and Ultrasonography