X-Rays are widely used in veterinary medicine for the study, diagnosis and treatment of certain organic disorders, especially those of internal structures of the body.
Digital x-ray machines make evaluating abnormalities easier. Images can be enhanced or enlarged. The hospital team receives images in less time and can send them out electronically to specialists (versus regular mail), if needed. Digital x-ray machines also afford the ability to store images, save them on a disc or e-mail them to clients.
We have two digital x-ray machine in our facility; a large unit for full body views, and a smaller one used during our professional dental cleanings.
Although standard x-rays are still the backbone of diagnosis, we also offer the following radiology services
- Diagnostic ultrasound — allows the radiologist to see inside of organs and to assess finer structures than those identified by x-ray.
- Computed tomography (CT scans) — a more advanced use of x-rays in which a computer makes a cross sectional image. This modality is very important in neurological conditions and in identifying many tumors.
Since the equipment for these two services are not readily available in our facility, we do require appointments scheduled ahead of time for them.