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Digital x-ray - toy or tool?
  1. Colin Baxter

    Colin Baxter qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1979. He is a senior partner at the Nantwich Veterinary Hospital, Nantwich, Cheshire, a large mixed practice with 21 veterinarians, where his workload comprises in-house and referred dental and oral surgery, as well as dairy herd fertility. He is currently president of the British Veterinary Dental Association.

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DIGITAL imaging has been around for many years now and, as the cost of cameras and other digital applications has dropped, its use has increased - which, in turn, has allowed for further decreases in cost. This puts digital imaging in all its forms within the reach of the general practitioner. Or does it? This article by Colin Baxter describes the digital x-ray systems that are currently available and looks at some specifics to examine whether digital imaging is a valuable tool in modern practice or still just a toy.

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