Digital Radiology

What is digital radiology?

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging. These x-rays, or radiographs, allow our highly trained veterinarians to see tissues, organs and bones in order to examine your pet accurately and efficiently.

There are quite a few reasons to turn to digital radiography. For example, abdominal radiographs can be used if a pet has displayed symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss or weight gain. This internal imaging technology may also be useful for blood screenings to investigate an internal organ, such as the liver or kidneys, for possible abnormalities. Similarly, vets often recommend pets who have difficulty breathing to get a chest radiograph. Further, radiographs can also be utilized to analyze bones and joints.

Like our medical ultrasound services, our radiography technology is completely digital, meaning the images are of a much higher quality compared to those of less-recent radiography equipment and take less time to produce images. These images are presented on a monitor in a matter of seconds and can be sent immediately to specialists for more thorough assessment. The use of digital technology also greatly reduces pets’ exposure to radiation. If you have any questions about Woodland Animal Hospital’s digital radiology, give us a call at 1 (800) 700-VETS.