Radiography (X-ray) is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tools in veterinary clinics as it is a rather non-invasive method that provides a lot of information to the veterinarian for diagnosis of the disease.
X-ray may be used to evaluate the heart, lungs and great vessels within the chest cavity, abdominal organs, and bones.
Some of the conditions where an x-ray may be needed includes pneumonia, foreign bodies, masses in abdominal organs, kidney / urinary tract diseases, fractures etc.
In some medical conditions such as gastrointestinal diseases, urogenital diseases and spinal diseases, contrast radiography may be required.
Contrast radiography is a procedure whereby a substance is used to outline certain parts of the organ to provide pertinent information to diagnose the disease.
Both our clinic houses a digital x-ray system which provides the convenience of performing the necessary diagnostics within the same visit.
Although radiography is a relatively non-invasive procedure, sedation may be required in certain circumstances to reduce anxiety or stress and pain control associated with manipulation of the animals to obtain the images.