Category Archives: Technology

News and information about the medical technology we use.

A Benefit for Greenhill Humane Society

Jim Johnson   January 1, 2015   Comments Off on A Benefit for Greenhill Humane Society

First, the heart of the matter. For the month of January 2015, we will donate $5 to Greenhill Humane Society for each new review we receive on Google or Yelp. Details are at the end of this article. Why are we doing this? Well, aside from our support for Greenhill, we find that, in many ways, the new digital economy… Read more »

New Tech: Eye-Fi

Jim Johnson   October 27, 2012   Comments Off on New Tech: Eye-Fi

This is no big deal but it is so cool that I just have to share it. We’ve been taking digital pictures of pets for our records for several years now. The process for getting them from the camera to our records has always been a little clunky, though: after the photo is taken, the tech has to bring the… Read more »

Transitioning to Digital Radiography: Day 7 – Training

Jim Johnson   July 1, 2012   Comments Off on Transitioning to Digital Radiography: Day 7 – Training

Now that our DR system is up and running, it was time to train the staff. We blocked out a couple of two hour blocks and brought in a few of our own pets for practice. Everything went smoothly and the staff was quite impressed with how quickly they could take images. The Idexx software we are using, as usual,… Read more »

Transitioning to Digital Radiography: Day 6 – Installation

Jim Johnson   June 30, 2012   Comments Off on Transitioning to Digital Radiography: Day 6 – Installation

Today the installer from IDEXX arrived and started working. Very interesting to watch this. He came by last night, actually, and measured our table; then he found a local welder to manufacture a 3’x6′ (approximately) frame of aluminum tubing to raise our tabletop by 2 inches, to make room for the digital x-ray plate. An aside: There are two primary… Read more »