At Eastside Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of diagnostic care options that are safe and non-invasive, including pet radiology and ultrasound. These valuable tools provide our vets with much-needed insight into your pet’s health. Thanks to the advanced technology of veterinary diagnostic imaging, potential health problems can be detected and treated earlier, which means pets are now living longer and healthier lives.
Physical examinations are extremely helpful when it comes to evaluating your pet’s health, but sometimes a standard external exam doesn’t provide enough information. That’s where diagnostic imaging comes in. We may need to see what’s going on internally in order to detect and diagnose your pet’s medical problem. For example, diagnostic imaging for pets can be used to:
- Detect disease
- Find the location of a broken bone
- Diagnose a variety of internal conditions
- Identify a foreign object in your pet’s body
- Measure the progression of a tumor or growth
- Evaluate the size, shape, position, and condition of internal organs
- …and more
We’re proud to provide our patients with the most advanced pet radiology technology available. We use digital radiography (X-rays), which allows us to examine your pet’s internal organs and bone structures safely and painlessly. This advanced technology uses digital sensors to create an image in just a few seconds while using less radiation than traditional film X-rays.
There are many benefits to this new system of pet radiology. The reduction in radiation means that X-rays are now much safer for pets. Our clients love digital X-rays because with immediate access to images, you don’t have to wait around for results. Not only that, but our direct digital system also provides us with pictures that are much clearer than traditional film X-rays. They’re also easier to store and share.
Another high-tech diagnostic tool that we offer is pet ultrasound. Ultrasounds are similar to digital X-rays in that they allow our vets to see your pet’s internal organs. The primary difference between the two is that ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to generate an image instead of using radiation.
Ultrasound technology is a painless, non-invasive way for our vets to see your pet’s kidneys, heart, liver, gallbladder, etc. We can even use ultrasound if your pet is expecting to see how her pregnancy is progressing.
If you’d like more information about diagnostic imaging for pets, or if you’re ready to make an appointment, feel free to give us a call at 812-282-3855.