X-rays are a routine way to help identify the cause of a problem, rule out possible problems, and provide possible causes. X-rays can be used during emergencies or in a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
X-rays provide information about:
- gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon)
- respiratory tract (lungs)
- genitourinary system (bladder, prostate)
Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
We offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Like any x-ray, your pet needs to be completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.
If you have any questions about what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.