Animal Medical Hospital considers the use of digital radiograph technology as a critical tool in modern diagnostic procedures. Radiographs, which are commonly known as X-rays, are used to evaluate injuries and conditions which require more than external examination. Radiology equipment gives us a non-evasive way to observe your pet’s internal physiology so that we can provide a more thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our veterinarians use radiographs to detect bone fractures, bladder stones, and tumors, soft tissue problems (those related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems) as well as to locate swallowed foreign objects such as toys or rocks.
The imaging procedure is completely painless and can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation. Your veterinarian may administer a sedative or general anesthesia in cases where a dog or cat has trouble becoming fully relaxed naturally.
- Our X-rays are evaluated by board-certified radiologists who give us their expert advice and reports within a few hours.
- Your pet may have to be dropped off for the day if X-rays are necessary. However, we can often have X-rays taken immediately and have the information we need in urgent situations.
- Copies of X-rays can be burned onto a CD and viewed on any computer at the owner’s request.
We are proud to offer digital imaging here at Animal Medical Hospital. Digital imaging allows our staff to view X-rays more quickly, not to mention more clearly.
Additionally, digital imaging allows our X-rays to be evaluated by a board-certified radiologist, Dr. Eric Ferrell, who gives us his expert advice and reports within a few hours.
Patients are lightly sedated for radiology and in some cases, they may require general anesthesia. Your veterinarian will discuss this with you prior to the procedure taking place.
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