Our veterinary facility is equipped with medical imaging equipment to perform digital X-rays and ultrasounds. This equipment is very useful in allowing our veterinarians to quickly make an accurate diagnosis.
What problems can be detected with this equipment?
- Hip dysplasia
- Fractures or cracks
- Foreign bodies
- Kidney stones
- Cardiac or respiratory issues
- Dental problems
Why did my pet need an X-ray followed by an ultrasound?
First of all, you should know that ultrasounds complement X-rays. Ultrasounds give a more accurate 3D reading of your pet's organs. They confirm any conditions that showed up on X-rays and diagnosis is more precise and accurate.
However, in some more complex cases, our veterinary team may have to ask a specialist for a second opinion before confirming their final diagnosis.
Does my pet need to be sedated for X-rays?
Pets don't generally need to be sedated, since X-rays are quick, painless and non-invasive. However, sedation may be needed if your pet is in a lot of pain or moving too much to get sharp, clear images.