Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. X-Rays are a painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because of this, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the bodys organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions such as kidney, heart, or liver disease can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.