Pet Digital Radiology
Digital x-rays assist in diagnosing illness & injury.
Veterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body used to discover disease or injury. Briargate Boulevard Animal Hospital employs advanced digital imaging technologies operated by skilled veterinary professionals, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.
There are multiple benefits to choosing digital x-ray over conventional x-ray including:
- Images are more accurate and quicker to obtain
- Retakes are seldom required which limits radiation exposure
- Imaging results can be sent to other veterinarians and radiologists with ease
- Records can be stored electronically, so they won’t get damaged or lost
Some specialized x-rays may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs often require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
If your pet is experiencing pain and you’re unable to identify the cause, reach out to us at (719) 528-5557.