1251 E Chocolate Ave Hershey, PA 17033

Advanced Digital X-rays

Our digital x-ray machine allows us to take x-ray images of your pet in seconds, greatly reducing their exposure to radiation and providing our vets with immediate valuable information. 

Why Your Pet Should Receive Digital X-Rays at Hershey Animal Emergency Center


X-rays can prove essential for diagnosing conditions. These invisible rays pass through solid materials to varying degrees, depending on the density of the materials. In traditional X-ray procedures, this effect leaves a black-and-white image on photographic film.

Unfortunately, traditional x-rays have some disadvantages. They expose your pet to a certain amount of radiation, and the film development process can take several minutes, with imperfect images having to be taken again (thus involving even more radiation). Digital X-rays do away with many of these problems. This technology exposes animals to much less radiation per image, and the results are instantly available for viewing as digital files.

Digital X-rays also offer much greater image detail and clarity than traditional film-based X-rays. The images can be blown up, digitally enhanced with different colors, and shared with other veterinary specialists almost instantly via email. Hershey Animal Emergency Center's veterinarians can show you these images on a monitor screen, explaining the findings, and recommending treatment options. Last but not least, digital X-rays are easily stored in a computer folder for quick reference, allowing us to chart your pet's progress.

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