At Oakbank Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer multiple diagnostic imaging services such as ultrasound and digital x-rays. There are multiple advantages to digital x-ray including their efficiency and the reduced time to acquire images which can mean less stress and exposure to radiation for your pet. Images can be modified and enhanced using computer software for better diagnostics. These images can also be emailed in a timely manner to specialists for advanced interpretation. Another valuable diagnostic tool is the ultrasound, which is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that allows us to examine the architecture of internal organs in the abdomen and the chest.
How do you use X-ray and radiology services at your hospital?
X-rays are used to detect many ailments such as broken bones, cancers, foreign body ingestion, developmental abnormalities, bloat and acute trauma. Ultrasound is used to diagnose pathologies within the internal organs as well as acute bleeds, cancers, heart abnormalities, pregnancies and bladder stones.