At Animal Medical and Surgical Center when we identify your pet’s illness or injury, we routinely use x-rays to diagnose the cause of the problem. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
Veterinary Digital X-rays
We are proud to offer digital x-rays, which capture images digitally rather than on film. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide a rapid diagnosis for your pet. It uses less radiation than traditional x-rays, and provides valuable images of your pet including:
- Bones – Diagnose lameness, Neck/Spinal pain
- Skull – Skull or Jaw Disease or Fracture, Nasal Disease
- Chest – Heart Disease, Respiratory Disease, Air or Fluid in the Pleural Space, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Rib Fractures
- Abdomen – Small or Enlarged Abdominal Organs (Liver, Stomach, Small Intestines, Colon, Pancreas, Spleen, Kidneys, Adrenal Glands, Urinary Bladder, Prostate, Lymph Nodes)
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an X-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia to reduce radiation exposure to your pet and our personnel.