Radiographs (x-rays) are one of the tools veterinarians use for assessing injuries, disease, and areas that cannot be assessed with just a physical exam. Our facility uses digital radiology, which spares patients the need for long wait times between images, saves time for everyone, and allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Another advantage to digital radiology is the ability to easily transmit copies to referral or emergency care facilities. As a standard of care, we will also send the x-rays to a board-certified radiologist for interpretation as part of our basic imaging services.
X-rays work well for creating images of bones, foreign objects, and large body cavities. They are often used to help detect fractures, tumors, injuries, infections, and deformities. Although x-rays may not give enough information to determine the exact cause of your pet’s problem, they can help us determine which other tests may be needed to make a diagnosis.