Radiography is an integral part of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. Radiographs, or x-ray studies, use a short burst of x-rays to create an image of your pet body. DCC Animal Hospital is well equipped with digital radiography systems that capture the radiograph without the use of a film. Radiographs are generally used to diagnose disease in the chest, abdomen, and musculoskeletal systems.
Organs that we can analyze and assess via radiography are:
We are constantly striving to keep up to date with the latest medical information, and we have access to guidance from international experts in diagnostic imaging.
Our Veterinarians use radiography to help diagnose conditions such as:
Not usually but there are exception which include anxious or boisterous pets or those suffering from pain. No sedation reduces the cost.
The absorption power of all the tissues are different so they absorb electromagnetic radiation in different amounts. For example bone will look lighter as it absorbs maximum rays. Similarly gas will not absorb any ray and will show black. This 3D image helps the veterinarian to detect any critical injury or illness.
The cost can usually vary depending upon the type of test and the radiology center.
The injuries in brain or spinal cord is detected through an MRI, CT scan can help a veterinarian to understand any trauma, head or nasal diseases, heart diseases and ultrasound can help to discover problems related to heart, abdominal organs or musculoskeletal system.
Pet radiology produces 3D images that helps to scan the internal organs. It helps to detect cancer at an early stage, heart disease or brain disorder in your pet.
When the veterinarian suspects any critical disease or illness that is not possible to detect through naked eye or blood/urine sample, the radiologist will carry out several radiology tests to get a better view of complex systems.
Pet radiology is best for seeing major dramatic changes or abnormalities in the shape of the internal organs. It helps the veterinarian to discover bone gas, soft tissue, fluid, fat or metal.