Our medical team looks to digital radiography for support in the diagnosis of countless medical conditions. Going beyond what can be seen or felt during a routine physical examination, digital radiography provides us with high-definition images of internal systems.
The procedure takes very little time. A miniscule amount of radiation is omitted during the procedure, which makes the procedure safe for all pets. Our staff will keep your pet calm and still while the images are being taken, and reward them for a job well done with a tasty treat and head scratches.
The high-quality images produced help us to assess the health of organs in the body, such as the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. Digital x-rays images are also captured to diagnose the severity of orthopedic injuries, such as breaks and fractures.
Other common conditions diagnosed with digital radiography include chronic arthritis, liver disease, spinal cord diseases, and bladder stones.
The size, shape, and position of the organs and bones in the body are meaningful. Organ size can be changed due to certain medical conditions, such as heart disease and kidney disease; And organ shape and organ position can highlight serious concerns such as intestinal blockages and tumors. Having this information available to us allows our doctors to make informed diagnosis and treatment recommendations for your pet.