Digital radiography, commonly known as digital x-ray, is an essential diagnostic tool that aids our clinical team in the diagnosis of innumerable medical conditions. Using advanced medical technology, digital radiography takes a look inside the body and exposes information that may not be observable from the outside using precise, high-quality images.
This procedure is completely safe, painless, and non-invasive. It also takes very little time, so your pet will be more comfortable and less stressed. A very low dose of radiation is omitted, making it safe for pets of all ages and health statuses.
We employ digital radiography to assess the health of almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. By evaluating the size, shape, and position of the organs and bones, we can make more informed diagnoses, and therefore prescribe more effective treatments.
The size of the organs is meaningful because some medical conditions alter organ size, such as kidney disease, liver disease, and heart disease. The shape and position of these organs is also important, and can reveal serious health concerns, such as cancer, tumors, and intestinal blockages. Digital radiography is used to diagnose a variety of other conditions too, such as bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, and certain spinal cord diseases.