Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. A radiograph (sometimes called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs and abdominal organs, as well as the bones.
Radiography is painless, safe and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape ad position of many of the body's organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions- such as kidney, heart, or liver disease- can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases and a variety of other conditions.
We also perform Orthopedic Foundation of America films for rating of hip dysplasia and other diseases.