Radiography

radiography.jpgOur Clinic is fully equipped to take digital radiographs, also known as X-Rays. One of our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if a radiograph is needed. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.

 

What happens to my pet when it is booked in for radiographs?radiograph2

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency, where we will then need to take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the morning of admission, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality radiographs. Once the radiographs have been taken we will give you a call or book an appointment to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.

 

radiograph1Will my pet need to be anaesthetised?

When we have X-Rays taken, it is essential we are very still in often unnatural positions. Most pets will not lay still enough in the correct position to allow us to take a good quality image, which is needed for an accurate diagnosis. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the best possible radiographs.