Radiography, in general, is trending towards more efficiency, but also more accessibility to the latest technology. Two separate fields that work towards this goal are fluoroscopy and digital radiography. Here are some examples on how digital radiography and fluoroscopy are similar and how both are worth implementing in your veterinary practice.
For one thing, both are designed to help provide better-quality images, albeit, in different ways. Digital radiography allows for specialized software as well as higher-quality cameras to capture detailed images. However, while this about fulfilling existing functions better, fluoroscopy is more about taking care of issues the medium cannot by nature. For example, certain problems, like breathing irregularities or urinary problems, are difficult to capture in a fixed image. Fluoroscopy can capture these moments in motion.
Another case where these two elements mirror each other is trying to minimize the need for invasive procedures. For example, for fluoroscopy, the ability to see internal images in motion means that certain surgical procedures can be done in a less invasive manner. When it comes to digital radiography, it’s more of a diagnostic focus, but it still means animals don’t have to take on undue risk and stress to get the care they need.
When it comes to these two areas, many vets should consider using both rather than one or the other. For veterinary practices that are interested in implementing digital radiography, a good place to start is working with JPI Healthcare Solutions and our DynaVue total imaging solution system. Our goal with this system is to use our ExamVue software, to combine digital radiography and fluoroscopy features and needs. This allows for you to have access to the same technology and efficiency that some of the largest practices in the world enjoy, with benefits like:
Ability to perform minimal invasiveness procedures