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Radiology & Ultrasound

We are pleased to offer in-house digital radiographs (x-rays) and ultrasound to better evaluate your pet for internal illness, trauma, or pregnancy. Digital radiographs are quicker to obtain and provide superior detail over traditional radiographs. This results in a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. In addition, the images can be sent via email or placed on a DVD to be shared.

Ultrasound is an excellent diagnostic tool for evaluating internal organs for various disease processes. It has the advantage of allowing us to see inside the body and even inside certain organs that is impossible with radiographs. For example, an ultrasound can be used to look at and inside the heart to determine the severity of heart disease by evaluating both structure and function of the heart as it beats. We can also look for disease within an organ, such as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, or bladder. Only the overall contour of these organs can be evaluated on radiographs, whereas ultrasound can evaluate the inside structures of these organs. Ultrasound also allows us to see organs that do not appear on radiographs, such as certain lymph nodes, the uterus, the adrenal glands, and the pancreas. Another advantage of ultrasound is earlier detection of pregnancy when compared to radiographs.

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