|BELLEVUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL P.C.
10410 S. 25th Street
Bellevue, NE 68123
X-ray has been one of the key diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine since the 1930's. Our x-ray
unit is calibrated and tested in order to meet the standards set be the American Animal Hospital
For excellent x-ray image quality, we have converted to digital radiology. Digital radiology is a new
technology that produces higher quality diagnostic images than the traditional film and plate
Digital x-ray equipment has many benefits to you, your pet, and the environment. It allows us the
best diagnostic ability, the ability to allow immediate access of images to specialists in any part of
the country for review and consultation.
Benefits for you:
- X-rays can be easily saved to a disk and sent to any referral or surgeon you are going to.
- As compared to x-ray film, disks are easier to store and transport.
The benefits for your pet:
- Images can be sent to specialists via email when a faster response time is needed.
- Since fewer radiographs are needed, exposure to radiation is greatly reduced. After the x-ray has
been taken, the image density and contrast can be manipulated to enhance the quality of the image,
and thus generally eliminates the need for additional x-rays due to quality.
- Fewer radiographs and no time needed for film development means less time that your pet remains on
the x-ray table. Less time on the table means less stress for your pet!
- Our medical staff has access to your pet's radiographs almost instantly since images appear on a
computer screen within 6 seconds. This saved time is crucial in emergency situations, and allows our
staff to begin your pet's medical care more rapidly.
The benefits for the environment:
- There are no chemicals needed to develop the film, and thus no chemicals that need to be disposed
of that would be toxic to the environment.
- There are no x-ray films, so there is ultimately less waste associated with digital x-rays.
|X-Ray Table used to
take the images.
|Once image is taken,
the x-Ray can be
viewed in seconds to
determine if correct
picture has been taken.