1. Speed: X-ray images are displayed almost instantly, enabling veterinary staff to accept or re-take images if required – leading to faster diagnosis.
2. Quality: Digital imaging provides superb quality, which can mean a higher level of confidence in the diagnoses and potentially, an increased standard of care.
3. Waste: No more film, storage, toxic chemicals, fumes/odours, or long processing times.
4. Versatility: Flexible and versatile software enables the capture of both soft tissue and bone detail in the same image, eliminating the need for multiple exposures with film cassettes.
5. Sharing: Digital imaging supports increased clinical collaboration because images can be quickly and easily shared electronically.
6. Application: Digitally captured exam images can be enhanced and manipulated to aid in interpretation.
7. Space: There is no need for a dedicated darkroom or storage for files because all images can be archived digitally.
8. Savings: Advancing technology is making the initial cost of digital systems even more affordable. Over time practices can enjoy a lower cost of ownership and operation.
9. Transition: The transition is smooth and easy with little to no disruption. Digital imaging fits into existing workflow with an easy-to-use interface, minimising training time.
10. Intuitive: This state-of-the-art technology can differentiate practices from the competition and enhance professional image.