Equine Digital Radiography

Digital radiography is used to view images of bone and soft tissue. Because the images are digital, rather than film, they are available immediately, allowing for quick, on-site assessment of problems. The ability to manipulate the images on the computer and enhance specific regions of the image allows for better visualization of the problem areas. Radiography is most commonly used in horses to view problems within the legs, making it an invaluable tool for lameness evaluations. Also very helpful in pre-purchase examinations, it can help the Tufts Ambulatory Service veterinarians to uncover underlying or potential lameness issues before they manifest themselves symptomatically.