We have a digital x-ray machine that is able to see inside your pet's body and take images to reveal information not apparent on the outside of the body. X-rays are highly useful when screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities, or when evaluating solid tissues. We can then analyze the radiographs to look for changes in bones and joints such as arthritis or fractures, examine the lungs and heart, any gastro-intestinal obstructions, and evaluate the liver and kidney size, as well as look for bladder stones. Radiography is painless, safe and a non-invasive treatment, using low doses of radiation.
Why would my pet need x-rays?
If your pet is ill or has suffered trauma, X-rays are a painless way to help diagnose your pet. They also diagnose potential problems, allowing us to prevent them before they become serious.
Ultrasonography or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging tool that captures images in real-time, showing the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels. It is usually used alongside radiography and other diagnostic measures. While radiographs show us the outside of the pet's organs, ultrasound shows us their internal structures. Ultrasound imaging is a painless, safe and non-invasive tool which exposes a part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
Why would my pet need an ultrasound?
Ultrasound can be used to evaluate your pet's heart conditions, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder and more. It can also be used to determine pregnancy and monitor an ongoing pregnancy.