MOBILE DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY
The practice has a number of portable x-ray units available to our ambulatory vets. Where only a few images need to be taken FUJI CR cassettes are used which may be processed at the hospital using the same system as hospital-based radiography.
For more extensive radiography such as that required for pre-purchase examination or sales work an EKLIN digital radiography system is used. This system can take and store thousands of radiographs and also offers the advantage of allowing the images to be viewed shortly after acquisition. The system is fully compatible with the hospital’s imaging server and all studies are transferred to this system for safe keeping and ease of viewing.
The practice is equipped with a number of portable ultrasound scanners available to our ambulatory vets. The TITAN units can run on battery power and also enable images to be stored. These units are fully compatible with the hospital’s imaging servers allowing scans to be backed up and easily retrieved for future viewing.
A variety of probes are available for use with these units allowing a wide range of anatomical features to be visualised.
Newmarket Equine Hospital has recently acquired a new mobile videoendoscopy unit. Fitting in a suitcase, this unit allows videoendoscopy to be performed ‘on site’ with a video recording being acquired directly onto the laptop used for viewing the image. Video can be transferred onto DVD, e-mailed or kept electronically.
This new unit is compatible with the hospital based unit allowing a variety of lengths and diameters of endoscopes to be used.