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 a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
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 use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
We are proud to offer digital radiography on site to help aid in the prompt diagnosis and evaluation of gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, urinary, reproductive and musculoskeletal conditions. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
We can immediately transfer images to MedVet for consultations with board certified veterinary radiologists and provide you with immediate copies of your pet’s x-rays if needed to take to specialist referrals or emergency clinics.
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.