Radiology is an important Diagnostic Tool.
A radiograph, commonly called an x- ray, is a black and white two dimensional image of the interior of a body. This is a very important diagnostic tool at Bakenkop Animal Clinic. It is essential for a patient not to move while taking the x ray to ensure optimal viewing of the affected area. Most patients need sedation and or anaesthesia to be able to take proper x rays.
Our hospital is equipped with an advanced X ray unit and Digital Processing. The unit is installed in a separate radio opaque room for the safety of our staff members and clients.
The benefits of digital X Rays are:
- Fast acquisition of images
- Improved patient care through better image quality
- It requires less radiation per exposure to produce a higher quality x ray
Bakenkop Animal Clinic is also one of a few hospitals in South Africa that are equipped with a dental x ray unit to assist with any teeth and mouth problems.