Phillipsburg Veterinary Imaging Services
A Closer Look at Your Pet’s Health
Warren Animal Hospital uses a variety of imaging technologies to get high quality, fast results for your pet. When your pet comes in with a condition that might be difficult to diagnose with the naked eye, our veterinary team may recommend radiology or ultrasonography to get a closer look at the issues inside of your pet. A physical exam can only tell us so much, so these imaging tools are very important in our diagnostic progress.
Radiology at Warren Animal Hospital
Radiology, more commonly known as X-rays, helps our team see beyond your pet’s fur and get a look at their bones and dense tissues. X-rays use a low dose of electromagnetic radiation to take still images of your pet’s bones and muscles. We can either print these images or view them on a computer screen. Because X-rays produce still images, we may need to sedate your pet to get the clearest image possible.
We are proud to offer digital radiology at Warren Animal Hospital. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet and higher quality images of your pet’s internal systems. That means that we’ll be able to treat your pet more quickly than we may be able to with traditional film radiology.
X-rays are best used for:
- Clear images of bones and other dense tissues
- Diagnosing traumatic injuries
- Monitoring broken bones
- Locating foreign objects
- Identifying tumors
The above list is just a small sample of what we can see with an X-ray. However, if we suspect that your pet is experiencing some kind of problem with their internal organs or soft tissues, we may instead recommend ultrasonography.
Ultrasounds use high-frequency soundwaves to create a moving image on a computer screen. You may be familiar with ultrasounds if you’ve ever been pregnant or know someone who has been pregnant; ultrasounds are commonly used to monitor the fetus during pregnancy. Unlike X-rays, ultrasounds do not use radiation to produce their images, which makes them safe for use on the delicate tissues of a developing fetus.
Ultrasounds are best used for:
- Examining the heart
- Inspecting lumps or masses
- Monitoring pregnancy
- Diagnosing organ damage
Because our Phillipsburg ultrasound imaging services work best on the soft tissues of your pet, we may recommend an X-ray if we suspect that your pet has an issue with their bones or muscles. Either way, you can be sure that our veterinary team will track down what’s ailing your pet.
If you have any questions about our approach to radiology or ultrasonography, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (908) 258-6339 to speak with a member of our team.
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