Radiology is a diagnostic technique that uses imaging to diagnose and treat your pet’s ailments.
Radiographs, or x-rays, direct electromagnetic rays through the tissues of the body to image both the tissues and objects or materials within the body. Digital radiography is a filmless x-ray system that produces immediate results, reduces exposure to radiation and requires less table time for your pets versus the traditional film method. It is best used to view solid tissue, so is often employed when determining bone problems.
Radiographs can detect a number of abnormalities including bone fractures, tumors, changes within the lungs such as infection, an enlarged heart, foreign objects within the stomach or intestines, and soft tissue damage. Radiography is an extremely useful diagnostic tool, both because of its ability to detect a large variety of abnormalities and because it is non-invasive.
Rose Animal Hospital has the capability of sending x-rays to Radiology Specialists to assist in diagnosis or for a second opinion.