Radiology is commonly referred to as X-rays. Ultrasound, on the other hand, uses high-frequency sound waves to generate images. The primary purpose of these is to diagnose underlying medical issues that may otherwise not be obvious. Some of the more common problems we diagnose using digital imaging in cats and dogs include:
- Gastrointestinal problems and obstructions
- Foreign bodies
- Airway problems and disease
- Heart enlargement
- Bone breaks and fractures
- Fluid accumulation in the body cavities
Digital Imaging is completely painless for your pet. In fact, most pets don’t even realize that anything is happening. Another benefit is that radiography and ultrasound are both very accurate and provide us with high-quality images almost instantly, allowing us to make a confident diagnosis when time is of the essence.
In some cases, your pet needs further advanced diagnostics. We partner with boarded internal medicine veterinarians who will help us make sure your pet gets the best treatment available.