The hospital is equipped with an AGFA digital computed radiography X-ray system, wall-mounted bucky and high powered ceiling gantry-mounted X-ray machine. This allows us to take the highest quality routine X-rays and obtain more difficult views requiring high power outputs and grids, such as for the back. Horses stand on a higher rubberized-surface level, making shots of the foot easier to obtain.
The hospital also has a direct digital (DR) X-ray system for mobile X-rays in the field, without the need to process the films back at the hospital. This allows in-field X-rays to be taken of horses which cannot travel e.g. laminitis and possible broken bones. We also use this system in the operating theatre during fracture repair to check screw and pin positioning. We have a third high frequency light-weight mobile X-ray machine which the vets can take out of the hospital in the car with them if the other is busy.
The hospital boasts a dedicated X-ray viewing room with 2 high definition medical monitors which provide the vets with optimum conditions to view and interpret X-rays.
Our PACS server is also stored here, where all medical imaging from hospital cases are stored and can be reviewed. This includes X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy and surgery images. All these are stored digitally and can be retrieved at any stage for review.