Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine, and we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing best-in-class care to our patients.
In common parlance, radiography is known as an X-Ray. It is painless, safe and completely non-invasive and, because the level of radiation exposure needed is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo the procedure.
We also use digital X-rays, which are are identical to standard X-rays, but, instead of chemicals, a computer is used to process the film. Produced in as little as 30 seconds, they provide the veterinarian with a much clearer and more detailed image of the soft tissues and bones for evaluation. Digital X-Rays can also be sent to a "boarded" radiologist for review and shared with doctors at an emergency facility or with a specialist, who may be needed for consultation on a specific case.
X-Rays Help Us Help Your Pets
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions — such as kidney, heart, or liver disease — can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography.
Radiography can also be used to diagnose such conditions as:
Questions? Contact Us!
We strive to offer our patients the highest level of medicine, and we are glad to be able to offer radiology as one of our diagnostic procedures. Contact us today to discuss any questions you might have about x-raying your pet with one of our skilled veterinary staff.