Digital radiography provides the veterinarian with an x-ray image that can be viewed on a high resolution monitor within seconds without the need for film developing. In order to obtain the image, a conventional x-ray camera is used to expose a digital cassette or detector. The detector is attached via a cable to a portable processor that captures the image electronically. Once the image is obtained, the veterinarian is capable of viewing the image almost instantaneously on a specially designed workstation for final clinical review and printing. On the workstation, the image can be magnified, contrasted, or edge enhanced to provide the best possible results. Images can be e-mailed or copied onto a disc and sent home with the horse owner. Digital radiography is state of the art radiography resulting in increased efficiency in image acquisition and unparalleled image quality.