Ultrasounds are similar to X-rays in that they also allow us to see inside your pet’s body noninvasively. However, ultrasounds work by projecting sound waves off your pet’s bones and internal organs using a small handheld device. We can then see those sound waves as a real-time image of your pet’s internal structure.
Ultrasound technology does not require radiation, and it can help diagnose ailments that affect organs like the heart, kidneys, bladder, and liver. It is also used to monitor the progression of pregnancies. We have a board-certified radiologist available for ultrasounds.
Digital radiography is a form of X-raying, and digital X-ray technology provides us with images of the body’s internal structures in seconds. X-rays work by passing electromagnetic rays through part of the body, allowing us to see the internal composition of that part of the body. These tests can help us locate foreign bodies, broken bones, and dental disease. Digital X-rays are quicker than traditional X-ray techniques and they require less radiation.
These images can be enlarged and enhanced to improve diagnostic capabilities. We have a board-certified radiologist available to review our films.