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Instead of traditional, hard-copy X-Rays, the image is recorded on a sensor that, in turn, is processed by a computer and can be recorded directly into the pet’s records in our system. This has several advantages over film radiographs; chemical processing of film is no longer necessary, so there is less hazardous waste generated. The other big advantage is that the images can now be e-mailed for second opinions, leading to a faster response, usually within 24 to 48 hours, instead of the 3-7 days that it once took. The images are more portable and can be copied on CDs to send with the pet’s owner. The most important advantage, however, is that the quality of the image can be manipulated in the computer, which leads to fewer retakes and reduced patient exposure to radiation.