X-ray is great for imaging bone, of course, but is also good at imaging 2-dimensions of organs and other "soft tissue" also, as well as through air-filled structures such as lungs and the intestinal tract.
X-ray is an excellent way to image some foreign materials inside the body such as bullets, stones, metal, and some other materials.
For soft items such as fabrics, wood, leather and plastics we can use barium, a special material that is swallowed, to outline these foreign materials in the intestinal tract.
Digital x-ray allows very precise measurements for complicated orthopedic surgery, such as for TPLO cruciate repair. And, your pet's x-rays are easily taken with you for future reference on a USB drive we make for you.