Digital Radiology

By May 16, 2011

Digital radiology is an advanced diagnostic tool we utilize very frequently to assess your dog or cat’s internal organs. Digital radiography is fast and produces an immediate image with greater detail compared to film processing. This technology allows us to show you the image and discuss the findings the same day. It also allows us to share the images with other veterinarians and radiologists. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows our veterinarians to get an in-depth look at the conditions affecting your pet. We generally do not need to sedate your pet for radiographs, unless they are painful or fractious. We employ this tool daily to assess the cardiovascular system, lungs, and to look for cancers. We can identify foreign material within the intestines and assess for fractures and other bone diseases, such as degenerative joint disease.

Digital Dental Radiology

Digital radiographs are used to take digital images of your pet’s teeth and gums during their dental exam. Digital radiographs give us the ability to examine the anatomy of your pet’s teeth, roots, gums, and surrounding bones to look for underlying pathology, such as abscesses, fractures, and alveolar bone loss.