At Shores Animal Hospital in Gainsville, Florida, we specialize in digital radiology, which is the most advanced form of x-ray technology. Some procedures are as simple as digital radiology- it is informative, quick, and noninvasive and provides vital information about the signs of disease in the body of your pet.
Radiographs are necessary and valuable in diagnosing and monitoring medical and surgical conditions in pets. X-rays may be used to:
Detect fractured bones or abnormal bone growth
Evaluate the condition of the heart
Evaluate abdominal cavities
Evaluate oral cavities
Diagnose heartworm disease
Locate obstructions or foreign bodies in your pet’s stomach or intestines
Our effective and high-quality digital radiology system is swift- we can have detailed X-ray images of your pet in a matter of seconds. Digital X-rays allow images of extremely high resolution and detail to improve diagnostic evaluation. Because of this, we expose your pet to as little harmful radiation as possible- we don’t often need retakes to be able to see what’s going on. Of additional benefit, a digital system does not require the chemicals needed to process traditional radiographs.
Combined with other diagnostic procedures including ultrasound or endoscopy, X-rays can provide an absolute and quick picture of your pet’s health. X-rays allow for fast and accurate diagnostic treatment, so your pet can be in and out quickly, making a smooth process for your pet and your vet.
Another advantage is that if a board-certified radiologist is needed to review the images, the images are easy to send to a remote specialist for immediate analysis, saving time and allowing for quicker diagnosis.
If you have any questions about how your pet can benefit from our state of the art radiology diagnostic system, or want to set up an appointment, please contact us at Shores Animal Hospital Hospital in Gainsville, Florida.