Diagnostic Imaging & Ultrasound
We have in-house digital radiography (also known as X-rays), and we can send the images to a board-certified radiologist when needed. Radiographs use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.
Some radiographs require the patient remain completely still, so sedation may be necessary. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.