Digital radiographs (known to laymen as “X-rays”) are images captured of horse bone and soft tissue structures. X-rays are produced by a generator and received by a plate. The denser a structure is; the less x-rays will pass through the structure. The result is that denser structures appear lighter on radiographs. Bone, for example, appears white on radiographs. Gas, in contrast, is low in density and appears black in color. Technology has made significant gains in recent years in the field of digital radiography. Extremely detailed images of the horse’s body are now able to be captured and viewed at the barn or stable. This ability greatly diminishes the time needed to diagnose certain conditions. At Performance Equine Vets, we use state of the art digital radiograph systems to assist in capturing the highest quality images.
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