While some animal ailments may be obvious externally, there are a number of things that cannot be seen by the naked eye, and these must be assessed by other means. At the same time, it doesn’t make sense to perform invasive procedures for every sickness or injury befalling your furry friend. Radiology procedures can assist in identifying internal problems so that internal procedures are not performed unnecessarily.
X-rays and ultrasound procedures are the most common forms of imaging used in diagnosing and treating pets. X-rays are produced by generating a beam of x-rays through the portion of the patient that the veterinarian wishes to view and projected onto underdeveloped film for assessment. It is commonly used to evaluate the skeleton, abdomen, and chest.
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to allow veterinarians to view soft tissue structures in real time, on a television screen, as opposed to on a still image. The technology used in a sonogram, it can quickly and easily assess growth of tissues, as well as let the doctor evaluate the vascular (blood) system. It is also an important diagnostic tool in diseases and ailments afflicting the liver, kidneys, and spleen.
At Colleyville Animal Clinic, we use the best technological methods to determine what ails your pet so that we can quickly and efficiently remedy the problem. Using radiology and imaging aids in pinpointing and diagnosing problems early on before they become fatal or cause permanent damage to your pet. Use of radiology is important to keeping your pet healthy and fully functional, and at Colleyville Animal Clinic, we make sure we are gentle and caring with your pet, especially when working to alleviate any problems we may find under the skin.
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