Digital radiology is an advanced diagnostic imaging tool used to examine your pet’s organs as well as the cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows our veterinarians to get an in-depth look at the conditions affecting your pet. Our digital radiology suite enables us to locate foreign objects, diagnose fractures and joint abnormalities, screen for abnormalities in the internal organs (such as cancer), and perform dental x-rays.
There are a number of benefits with digital radiology compared to traditional film radiology. Digital x-rays produce a much higher image quality compared to a film x-ray, and the digital technology gives us nearly instant access to your pet’s results. This enables us to diagnose and treat your pet faster, so your pet can return home as quickly as possible. Radiation exposure to your pet is minimized digital radiology requires far less radiation compared to film x-rays. Digital radiology is also friendly for the environment because there are no chemicals to contaminate water systems.
Digital x-rays can also be used to take digital photos of your pet’s teeth and gums during their dental exam. In addition to a comprehensive oral exam, digital dental x-rays can reveal dental diseases that are difficult to detect with an oral exam alone. Digital x-rays give us the ability to examine the anatomy of your pet's teeth, roots, gums, and surrounding bones. With this, our veterinarians can quickly spot and diagnose bone loss or hidden disease that may be present.