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Practice radiography: time to go digital?
  1. Esther Barrett

    Esther Barrett graduated from Cambridge in 1997. She spent six years in mixed practice, first in Lincolnshire and then in South Wales, before undertaking a three-year residency in imaging at the University of Bristol. She is currently working as a radiologist at Bristol and holds the RCVS and European College diplomas in veterinary diagnostic imaging.


THREE years ago, an article in In Practice asked whether digital x-ray was a toy or tool (Baxter 2004). For that particular author, who specialised in dental and oral surgery, the conclusion was that it was very much a tool. Now, as many veterinary practices are thinking about replacing their conventional x-ray systems with digital systems, Esther Barrett looks in more detail at the principal advantages and disadvantages of going digital.

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