When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause, 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 radiology (x-rays captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
To avoid a blurry image, pets must remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. We may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia in some cases.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.