Our veterinarians may recommend x-rays as a part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions or as preventive measure in a routine senior wellness examination.
Radiographs (x-rays) are one of the most valuable medical diagnostic tools available. With radiographs, we are able to screen areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities and to evaluate solid tissues. Our hospital is equipped with a modern digital radiology suite so that we can rapidly perform high definition radiology services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma. Radiographs can be used to detect a variety of ailments some of which include arthritis, tumors, heart disease, lung abnormalities including pneumonia, asthma or chronic bronchitis, and even bladder and kidney stones. They are also used to evaluate bone damage, organ integrity, and can help to identify foreign objects that may have been ingested. Radiographs are even helpful as an aid to distinguish between healthy teeth and those that may need to be extracted, and to identify any abnormalities below the gum line including root damage, tumors and abscesses.
For cases that are beyond routine, we also offer contrast radiographs and consultation services with board certified veterinary radiologists.