Petaluma Veterinary Hospital: State-of-the-art Digital X-ray Services
We are proud to offer digital radiology (vet x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film) at our animal hospital. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.
To help us diagnose what is wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use vet x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
Vet x-rays provide valuable information about a pet's bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while a vet x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet's procedure, please don't hesitate to ask.
(In the image to the left, a wheel or cog of some type was located inside the stomach of small dog.)