Radiology (X-rays) help our veterinarians evaluate musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.
We have a Digital Radiograph machine at our facility. This allows us to get the image results back immediately while your pet is here for their appointment. If necessary, we will often give your pet a minor sedation to relax them for the radiographs. This has two purposes. It will allows us to take the radiographs without manual restraint. This allows us to have our technologists exposure to radiation significantly decreased if not eliminated completely. It will also allow us to have your pet stay perfectly still so we can get the most accurate image for diagnostics. Some pets do not require any sedation, although in most circumstances they do.
We also have a digital dental radiograph machine which we use to take radiographs of your dog or cats entire mouth during a preventative dental. If the radio-graphs show any teeth that need to be removed, oral surgery is performed to remove the affected teeth.