With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images we take of a pet’s system to see what is wrong.
For many years, veterinarians have employed radiographs as a reliable, non-invasive method to examine the internal aspects of an animal’s body. High-energy radiography beams are directed into the desired area of your pet’s body using radiograph equipment. The radiographic rays will be absorbed by the denser tissues in your pet’s body, such as the bones and teeth, and this will be captured on the computer screen.
Some of the numerous reasons we would advise having digital radiographs taken of your pet include:
- To evaluate the health of your pet for joint dislocations, bone fractures, and other high or blunt-force trauma-related injuries (e.g., car accidents).
- To see and/or detect a foreign object that has been swallowed can determine whether certain medical disorders, such as bone malignancies, are present.