Digital X-Rays, also known as radiographs, are a common tool used for imaging animals’ internal anatomy. X-rays use electromagnetic radiation to create an image that can be viewed and interpreted by a professional to diagnose or examine potential issues internally. X-rays can be potentially harmful, and that is why you must not be present during this imaging process. Your pet will be safe however, as X-rays are performed with protective gear and equipment (such as lead gowns and shields) to protect against the potential harms from using radiography.
Does my pet need an X-ray?
X-rays are most effective when used to create images on solid tissues, or tissues with contrasting densities. Therefore, X-rays are most commonly used and most highly effective when imaging bones and teeth. However, if our veterinarians need to take a look at other tissues, such as joints or the lungs, a CT scan or ultrasound may be more effective.
If you’re looking for more information regarding X-rays for pets, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our helpful staff is eager to answer any and all questions you may have.
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