Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging
If your pet needs an X-Ray, ultrasound or heart scan they will be able to use our top of the range equipment ensuring fantastic quality images to aid in getting a quick diagnoses.
Radiography is an important part of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. Our radiology service caters for all of your small animal friends. X-ray images allow our specialists to examine your pet for injury or disease. Not only used for bones, radiographs can provide examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs.
- Orthopaedic; lameness, fractures or deformities
- Assessing the abdomen; bloat, pain, vomiting or diarrhoea
- Viewing tumours, cysts or stones
- Diagnosing dental problems, such as abscesses and fractures
- Viewing/ diagnosing conditions that effect vital organs such as; heart, lungs or liver
We can also use the ultrasound scan to check if a dog or cat is pregnant, we can perform the scan during a normal consultation. Generally speaking, ultrasound is the best, way to evaluate fluid-filled and soft tissue organs in pets, this is non-invasive and is not painful. This means we can complete the scan without the need to give anaesthetic, however some very anxious pets may need a light sedative.
Common symptoms that may cause a veterinary to use ultrasound include:
- Weight loss
- Kidney Impairment or Blockage
- Heart Disease
- Pregnancy Scanning
- Suspected Pyometra