Digital radiology is the acquisition of radiographic images in a digital format that are displayed on a computer screen rather than being printed on radiographic film and viewed on a light box. The digital images can be manipulated in ways such as to change the contrast of the tissues or magnify certain areas not possible on traditional images. This allows the radiologists and clinicians to better evaluate the area that is being examined. The digital imaging system at Auburn University allows the viewing of the radiographic image in as little as 4 seconds. This decreases the time the patient needs to be in radiology and therefore if the patient required sedation or anesthesia for the procedure, greatly decreases the length of sedation or anesthesia time. So digital radiology will benefit your pet by allowing faster examinations and better quality images for evaluation by the radiologist. We have two direct readout digital radiology systems in the small animal hospital and one direct readout digital system in the large animal hospital. All of the images are stored on a central computer allowing the images to be viewed on all computers in both hospitals.