Ultrasounds and X-rays are diagnostic tools used by veterinarians to examine the internal structures and systems of your pet's body. These procedures can help identify health problems such as diseases, blockages, fractures, and other issues affecting the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones. If you have any questions or want to learn more about these diagnostic tests, please don't hesitate to contact us at 250-727-2125.
When would X-rays be used?
Radiography is an essential diagnostic tool in veterinary practice. X-rays can be used to examine a pet's internal organs, bones, and other structures, which helps in identifying foreign objects, broken bones, or any respiratory issues. In our clinic, we use advanced digital radiography equipment that enables us to obtain high-quality diagnostic images quickly and efficiently. This technology allows us to provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis of your pet's health concerns.
Why would an ultrasound be used instead of an x-ray?
Ultrasound is a versatile tool in veterinary clinics and can be used for routine tasks such as guiding urine sample collection or in emergency situations to detect internal bleeding or fluid collections. It is particularly useful for diagnosing abdominal diseases such as cancer and tumors. Additionally, ultrasound is a reliable method for confirming pregnancy in dogs and cats and monitoring fetal development.
What happens after image diagnostics?
Our veterinary team can quickly diagnose your pet's injury or condition using x-rays and ultrasound imaging. After analyzing and determining the severity of your pet's illness or injury, we will develop a treatment plan to help your pet recover and restore their health. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's health and diagnosis, we are happy to answer them and provide guidance to make your pet feel comfortable during the healing process.