Our practice offers a digital radiology (x-ray) service.
Taking X-rays is a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure where x-rays are directed towards the area of interest in pet. Different tissues absorb differing amounts of x-rays which produces images with varying shades. On an x-ray, tissue with a white appearance represents bone, grey appearance represents soft tissues such as muscle and organs and black appearance represents air.
Under most circumstances, when a pet requires an X-ray, the pet needs to be sedated or anaesthetised. This is because, we need the pet to be completely still for a clear image to be produced. Any movement will cause blurring of the image and make it difficult to see important details of the body.
Taking radiographs is a valuable diagnostic procedure to assist in diagnosing certain conditions that affect the bones, thorax (chest) and abdomen.