Radiology Aids in Your Pet's Diagnosis & Treatment
Radiology is a medical specialty that employs the use of imaging to both diagnose and treat many pet ailments. Radiologists use an array of imaging technologies such as X-rays.
Radiographs are produced by transmitting X-rays through a patient. The X-rays penetrate the portion of the body to be examined, and the radiologist controls the energy and length of exposure. Then, a high-contrast image is formed on silver-impregnated films. They are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions.
What are X-Rays used for on Pets?:
- Skeletal system
- Oral cavity
- Heartworm disease
- Obstruction (or foreign body) in your pet’s intestine or stomach
Our doctors and technicians use X-ray technology to examine the internal health of your pet. An X-ray is a noninvasive procedure that typically will not affect your pet. You can rest assured that your pet is in good hands with our skilled team of professionals.
Just like humans, pets can be born with heart defects or develop heart disease.
Symptoms of Possible Heart Issues in Your Pet:
- Decreased exercise tolerance
- Abdominal swelling
- Coughing at night
- Labored breathing
In additional to a physical examination, chest X-rays and blood work aid our veterinarians in diagnosis. If you suspect that your pet may have a cardiac condition, our veterinarians can help. If you'd like to have your pet evaluated, please contact us for an appointment.