Radiology & Ultrasound
Although a physical examination is the first part in determining the health of your pet, it is often necessary to evaluate the pet internally as well. Digital X-rays help to examine your pet’s heart, lungs, abdomen, bones, and other areas. Our state-of-the-art radiology provides for quick, clear imaging, as well as the capability to transmit those X-rays to board-certified radiologists and referral centers for accurate readings and diagnoses.
Not only do X-rays examine your pet’s major organs, but also the cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This non-invasive procedure allows our veterinarians to get a closer look at what may be causing your pet’s ailment. It helps us to identify foreign objects, diagnose fractures, and screen for abnormalities in the joints and internal organs.
The benefits of digital radiology are endless compared to traditional film radiology. For example, digital X-rays produce higher quality images, allowing us to see details we normally would not have seen due to poorer image quality. Results of these X-rays are also produced faster, saving you time and unnecessary waiting anxiety. Radiation exposure is also minimized with digital radiology, far less than traditional film radiology.
Ultrasonography is yet another pain-free, non-invasive process that lets our doctors obtain better visualization of the internal organs of your pet. It gives us perspective on your pet’s liver, intestines, spleen, kidneys, and more. We use ultrasound to diagnose many conditions, allowing us to pursue individually tailored treatment more quickly.
You might be wondering, how does ultrasound work exactly? It uses high-frequency waves to create a three-dimensional image of the internal organs. These images allow our doctors to identify foreign body obstructions, locate tumors, inflammation, and cysts. It also helps us obtain laboratory specimens in many cases. Ultrasound technology is likewise used to determine whether or not your pet is pregnant.
Suspect your pet could benefit from our advanced diagnostic services? Give us a call at (908) 876-5434 to learn more!