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We’re equipped to perform routine radiography services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.
Radiography, also known as x-rays, is one of the most common and valuable medical diagnostic tools. X-rays are highly useful for screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities, or when evaluating solid tissues.
If your pet is sick or has suffered a trauma, x-rays provide a minimally invasive tool to help our doctors determine a diagnosis. X-rays are also used in general wellness exams to establish a baseline for your pet and to discover issues before they become serious.
We may recommend veterinary x-rays as part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions or as a preventive measure in a routine senior wellness examination. We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools depending on the patient’s condition.
X-rays can be used to detect a variety of ailments in animals. These may include:
Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions
Ingested foreign bodies
Bladder and kidney stones
In some cases,, we may need to sedate your pet for their comfort and safety during the radiographic procedure.