Veterinary Services

Digital X-Ray

Radiographs, also known as digital X-rays, are an essential tool our veterinarians use to diagnose your pet’s condition correctly.

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Digital X-Ray

Pet digital X-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine, providing valuable information to help diagnose a range of medical conditions. X-rays for cats and dogs capture images of the pet’s body using a small amount of radiation, producing clearer and sharper images than traditional X-rays.

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Digital X-Ray

When it comes to your pet’s health, we want to ensure we provide them with accurate diagnoses, but sometimes an external physical examination is not enough to get the full picture. Using cutting-edge digital imaging equipment, your veterinarian can take a look at what is going on internally to better diagnose illnesses, injuries, and other issues.

With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take of a pet’s system to see what is wrong.

Radiographs have been used for many decades as an effective non-invasive way for veterinarians to see inside the animal’s body. A radiograph machine works by sending high-energy radiographic beams into the targeted area of your pet’s body. The denser materials within your pet’s body, including bones and teeth, will absorb the radiographic beams, and this will capture on the digital screen.

We may recommend that your pet receives digital radiographs for one of many reasons:

  • To assess your pet’s health
  • To check for bone fractures, joint dislocations, and other injuries related to blunt or high-force trauma (e.g., car accident)
  • To visualize and confirm the presence of an ingested foreign object
  • To rule in or out the presence of certain health conditions, including bone tumors