When it comes to accurately diagnosing the inner workings of your fur baby’s body, our doctors must rely on cutting edge technology. One such technology is radiology, otherwise known as x-ray imaging. X-rays can provide our veterinarians with valuable information about what’s happening inside your companion’s body, including how the skeletal system looks, as well as how well the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, heart, and genitourinary system are performing.
Radiology is a painless procedure that uses an x-ray beam to penetrate the body and return a corresponding image of the targeted body part onto a piece of radiographic film. The resulting image can then be examined and interpreted by an experienced veterinarian to determine whether a problem exists, where that problem is located, what caused it, and how to address it in as timely and efficient a manner as possible. X-rays can easily be transmitted electronically to specialists should it be determined that further analysis and guidance is necessary.
Bridgeway Animal Clinic offers convenient on-call radiology services so that the moment a situation arises in which an x-ray is necessary to manage your fur baby’s health, we’re prepared to step in and assist. Our on-call radiologist uses the most modern imaging technology to examine the body to identify any potential problems so treatment can be rendered as quickly as possible. With many illnesses and injuries, time is of the essence. The ability to conduct on-site x-rays allows us to provide our patients with the highest level of quality care available.