Expert Diagnostics: Veterinary Digital X-ray & Ultrasound
Because Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest in imaging technology, we can provide our patients with accurate and speedy diagnosis and treatment for a variety of medical issues.
With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take of a pet’s systems. This has allowed us to detect hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. Because the X-rays are digital, we can also almost immediately share the images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases. We routinely share X-rays with our board-certified surgeon and we are able to burn CDs of the images for our clients to take as part of their own records on their pets’ health.
Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors. We use digital X-rays as part of our regular pet dental examinations and it can also be used to confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects.
The veterinarians at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital can use ultrasound technology to check for a variety of conditions, including scanning for cancer and checking the health of the bladder, liver, kidneys, spleen, and heart. Ultrasound-guided needle procedures can be done at our hospital, as well as using ultrasound to confirm early pregnancy in your pet.