When we need to figure out what's wrong with your pet, we routinely use X-rays and ultrasounds to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems or provide a list of possible causes. These diagnostic tools are non-invasive ways to see what's going on inside your pet's body. They help us to quickly determine what is affecting your pet's health.
Are X-rays harmful to pets?
No. We use digital X-ray equipment which uses 70% less radiation than conventional scans. Even if your pet has frequent scans, they won't develop any health issues.
Why are ultrasounds and X-rays used on pets?
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet's bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon, etc.), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools.
Ultrasounds use soundwaves to examine internal organs and structures in your pet's body. This tool can identify fluids, cysts, tumours, abscesses and pregnancies.