In 2007 All Creatures became one of the first animal hospitals in Rockland County to install a fully computerized digital xray suite. Instead of using film, images are taken using a sensor similar to a very high quality digital camera. They are then displayed on a dedicated computer where the images can be cropped, magnified, and manipulated to yield the maximum information possible. The image is stored on a hard disk in a secure DICOM format for later retrieval and analysis. The days of handing you an envelope full of large fragile xrays is gone - we now can provide you with a cd of your pet's xrays that can be "read" on any computer. In April of 2012 we replaced our "first generation" digital xray sensor with a state of the art Idexx flat panel sensor, giving us unprecedented image detail and quality.
One of the most exciting aspects of digital radiography is that your pet's xrays can be sent via the Internet to consultants or other veterinarians anyplace in the world. We routinely sent images to Pet Rays, a veterinary telemedicine practice in Texas where board certified veterinary radiologists review your pet's xrays and provide a full written report via email in a matter of minutes.