When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use radi­ographs to help iden­tify the cause of the problem, rule out possi­ble prob­lems, or provide a list of possi­ble causes. We may also use radi­ographs during a well­ness exam to diag­nose poten­tial prob­lems before they become serious. X‑rays provide valu­able infor­ma­tion about a pet’s bones, gastroin­testi­nal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respi­ra­tory tract (lungs), heart, and geni­touri­nary system (bladder, prostate). We use radi­ol­ogy alone or in conjunc­tion with other diag­nos­tic tools. Inter­pre­ta­tion of radi­ographs requires great skill on the part of the veteri­nar­ian. We offer digital radi­ol­ogy (x‑rays that are captured digi­tally rather than on film). This tech­nol­ogy allows us to provide you with a quicker diag­no­sis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radi­a­tion than tradi­tional x‑rays. To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x‑ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anes­the­sia. Our highly skilled regis­tered Veteri­nary Tech­ni­cians are certi­fied in Hands-Free Radi­ol­ogy, ensur­ing that quality radi­ographs are obtained safely and effi­ciently, while mini­miz­ing radi­a­tion expo­sure to your pet and our staff! If you have any ques­tions about our radi­ol­ogy service or what to expect during your pet’s proce­dure, please don’t hesi­tate to ask.

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