At Safe Harbor Animal Hospital, we specialize in digital radiology, the most advanced form of x-ray technology. Compared to conventional procedures, digital radiology for pets has many advantages. When it comes to looking inside the body for signs of disease, X-ray is relatively more informative, quick, and non-invasive.
With our state-of-the-art digital radiology system, we can have detailed X-ray images of your pet in a matter of seconds. Digital X-rays are faster than traditional diagnostic imaging methods and also return images of extremely high resolution and detail to improve diagnostic evaluation. This means fewer retakes and less exposure to harmful radiation for your pet. A digital system does not require the chemicals needed to process traditional radiographs.
Radiographs are extremely useful in diagnosing and monitoring medical and surgical conditions in pets. X-rays may be used in:
Evaluating oral cavities
Evaluating abdominal cavities
Evaluating the condition of the heart
Locating foreign bodies or obstructions in your pet’s stomach or intestines
Diagnosing heartworm disease
Detecting fractured bones or abnormal bone growth
When used together with other diagnostic procedures like endoscopy and ultrasound, X-rays can provide a quick and accurate picture of your pet’s health. This makes diagnosis and treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.
Finally, if a board-certified radiologist is needed to review the images, they can easily be emailed to a remote specialist for immediate analysis, which speeds of diagnostic times considerably. Please feel free to contact our animal hospital in Pensacola, Florida, if you have any questions regarding our state of the art radiology diagnostic system.