Radiography for veterinarians has evolved a great deal, but the basic purpose of it is still the same, to help diagnose patients as well as chart treatment, depending on the condition involved. However, even as the aim stays the same, there are other elements that are changing. Here are some of the key ones to keep in mind.
For one thing, digital radiography is something that’s going to pose a benefit not just in terms of efficiency, but also in terms of marketing. Surveys are showing that more and more pet owners are interested in technology helping their animals. This also means that they will ask more about the type of radiological procedures that you are using. As a result, it’s a good idea to have a statement ready that can communicate to laymen why you are opting to go digital.
In addition, we are seeing elements beyond the actual radiological procedure changing. For example, in the past, some may have treated an animal flailing around as more of a minor annoyance, rather than a major concern. However, fear-based responses can lead to potential injuries, and as pet owners are more aware of this, they want a method to tackle this issue. This is why we see more “fear-free” clinics, where sedation is often offered as a baseline option, rather than extreme cases. As an additional benefit, this reduces the likelihood of having to capture images twice.
Radiography for veterinarians is changing and evolving, and the practices that adapt will be able to do a far better job of not just diagnosing potential issues, but also running as efficiently as possible. One way to ensure this happens for you is working with JPI Healthcare Solutions and our DirectVet 110-V DR System. With powerful software, a vet view table that’s easy to install, and a high-resolution digital detector, you get something that’s keeping with the top modern tech, while also being cost- and time-effective to run.