Ultrasound and X-ray

Non-invasive procedures to detect abnormalities within the internal organs.

Ultrasounds and X-rays are diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. With imaging technology we are able to assess what is happening internally, and accurately diagnose your pet.

How do ultrasounds and X-rays work?

X-rays use radiation to create images. Digital X-rays generate images faster than traditional ones and makes it easier to transfer files to a specialist if needed. X-rays are completely pain-free for your pet. They are used to examine abnormalities and allow us to see the size and shape of organs and structures.

Ultrasounds provide a precise picture of internal organs, which is why veterinarians use it to examine soft tissue. A wand is moved over the area of interest and it emits sound waves which echo and display the internal organs. Both procedures require a trained individual to interpret the images from the results. We often perform both procedures to rule out sickness that cannot be detected by the other. Our team uses ultrasounds and X-rays to examine:

  • Heart conditions
  • Pregnancies
  • Bones and soft tissue
  • Foreign objects

Are X-rays safe for my pet?

The light rays from this procedure are safe for your pet. To ensure they are kept safe we provide protective gear for them. Our hospital uses digital X-rays which use even less radiation. Even after multiple X-rays it is unlikely that your pet may develop any illness from the radiation.

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