Digital radiography allows instant visualization of x-rays. Results are read instantly, and radiographs can also be manipulated to provide optimal contrast and brightness. Digital radiography also allows electronic storage and transmission of images. BEMC is equipped with three x-ray units. Our overhead unit is used for radiographing the cervical vertebrae (neck), abdomens, and thoraxes of adult horses. Myelograms can also be performed under general anesthesia to diagnose horses with cervical vertebral myelopathy (“wobblers”). Two portable units provide the capability for field radiography and high-detail radiography of the limbs.
Our veterinarians also offer radiograph review and interpretation. Each year we review many radiographs sent to us from clients and veterinarians to help render surgical and medical opinions or provide assistance in the management of ongoing cases.