When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use radiographs to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes.
Radiographs provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
We are proud to offer digital radiology (capturing images digitally rather than on film). Our state-of-the-art equipment saves time and improves the quality of diagnostic images. This means less stress for your pet, and better diagnostics from our doctors and referral team. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional radiographs.
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while a radiograph is taken. Your veterinarian will let you know if 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.