We may use radiographs ("xrays") during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious. In addition to typical use of radiographs to assess bones, we routinely use radiographs to help identify the cause of other problems, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes.
Radiographs provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, digestive system (stomach, intestines, colon), lungs, heart, bladder and 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 that are 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 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.
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