Radiology and ultrasound are just as important in veterinary medicine as in human medicine. Our clinic has digital X-ray processing technology. Digital radiology allows more rapid diagnosis of disease, and also allows detection of subtle changes that previous technology made impossible.
Digital X-rays allow us to immediately diagnose skeletal injuries such as fractures, and chronic bone and joint disease, for example, arthritis. We have state of the art digital X-ray and digital dental X-ray machines. While X-rays are extremely useful for identifying some medical conditions others are more effectively identified using ultrasound.
Ultrasound is particularly useful in assessing possible disease in internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen and intestines. There are many disease processes in which the organs appear “normal” on X-rays, whereas ultrasound can detect changes associated with such diseases.
Ultrasound is also important in determining whether or not an animal is pregnant, and whether the foetuses are healthy.