Radiology is used to discover internal disease or injury. This service can be used to monitor bladder stones, arthritis, and helps our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular(cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease.
- Digital Radiographs
Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift. A board-certified anesthesiologist oversees all procedures.
Our veterinarians use digital radiology both for dental purposes and for your pet’s whole body. Dental digital radiology allows us to view the internal anatomy of the teeth including the roots and surrounding bone. In the rest of your pet’s body, digital X-rays can help us identify a fractured bone, degeneration in a joint, or even foreign objects. An added bonus of digital radiology is the fact that it emits less radiation than traditional radiology.
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