When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during an exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
Our digital x-ray equipment enables us to obtain high quality diagnostic information about your pet’s condition in a matter of minutes. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis than traditional x-ray equipment and allows us to use less radiation. Should your pet need an ultrasound, echocardiogram or ultrasound-guided biopsy, we have several board-certified radiologists available to come to our clinic to provide your pet with those services. X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We can use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to diagnose your pet’s condition. To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.