Radiographs, or x-rays, are an important tool in aiding in the diagnosis of many equine conditions. Equerry was the first to offer portable direct digital radiography on Vancouver Island. We have recently updated our equipment from an Eklin unit that had a cable to the plate and another to the generator to a wireless machine. Our new VetRocket was the first machine available that was completely wireless. The Min X-ray battery powered generator synchronizes with an 11x14” Canon plate.
The new plates available are more sensitive than the older ones allowing lower exposures to be used. This unit is powerful allowing stifles, necks and the dorsal spinous processes of the back to be imaged. We are also able to obtain thoracic radiographs. Images are able to be shared with clients and their referring veterinarians quickly via email.