Ultrasound and X-rays

We are proud to provide our clients on-site imaging services. Our X-ray and ultrasound equipment allow us to quickly take precise images, minimizing any stress for your cat or dog and allowing for quicker treatment if necessary.

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What is the difference between an X-ray and an ultrasound?

Radiography uses X-rays to provide a clear, instant digital image of the bones and organs. We can then diagnose any anomalies related to the thorax, abdomen or musculoskeletal system (fractures, etc.)

Ultrasounds are performed with an ultrasound scanner (high frequency sound waves). They produce images that show movement in real time. These images allow the veterinarian to examine how certain internal organs are functioning (liver, kidneys, spleen, intestines, bladder, reproductive organs) or see blood flow in the veins and arteries. Ultrasounds also allow us to monitor canine and feline pregnancies.

Does my pet need to be sedated for an X-ray?

Animals do not generally need to be sedated, given that X-rays are quick and noninvasive. But it could be necessary in cases where an animal is too sick or has trouble staying still.

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