Do you do digital? Digital radiography use growing in veterinary practices

Do you do digital? Digital radiography use growing in veterinary practices

A new study finds that most veterinarians still use film-based radiography, but digital radiography is up and coming.
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Aug 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Most of you probably want digital radiography in your practice, but you don’t think you can justify the expense. Brakke Consulting’s latest survey on the use of digital radiography in small-animal practices shows you’re not alone.

Fifty-five percent of the more than 300 practitioners surveyed still use film exclusively, but digital is growing all the time. Funny thing is, lots of veterinarians aren’t sure what kind of digital radiography machine they’ve got. See below for how the numbers break down right now.

Data source: Small Animal Veterinary Digital Radiography Survey by Brakke Consulting

The complete package:
Types of radiography used in practice
Types of digital radiography used in practice
Image quality of digital radiography vs. film
Find out how today’s digital radiography systems work and what sets them apart from each other. Visit dvm360.com/digitalradiography for a peer-reviewed primer on the basics from Dr. Sarah Puchalski, DACVR, at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at University of California-Davis.

Data source: Small Animal Veterinary Digital Radiography Survey by Brakke Consulting

The complete package:
Types of radiography used in practice
Types of digital radiography used in practice
Image quality of digital radiography vs. film

Data source: Small Animal Veterinary Digital Radiography Survey by Brakke Consulting

The complete package:
Types of radiography used in practice
Types of digital radiography used in practice
Image quality of digital radiography vs. film

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