Digital X-Ray Radiology is a very useful tool for diagnosing and monitoring your pet's medical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, organs, abdomen, chest and oral cavity. When your pet is injured or sick, it is important to get a fast and accurate diagnosis. Digital X-ray produces images in seconds and does not require waiting for films to be developed to get a high-resolution image of your pet. At Rutland Pet Hospital we are able to send digital X-rays to VDIC to be reviewed by a board certified radiologist.
Digital X-Ray is non-invasive and can be used as a diagnostic tool for a range of conditions. Some uses for digital X-ray include:
- Assessing bone structure
- Chest and neck screening for conditions such as heart disease, lower airway disease, and tracheal and esophageal disorders.
- Abdominal preliminary screening for conditions such as organ dysfunction, identifying masses, GI issues, bladder issues, and foreign bodies.
Dental X-ray is an essential tool to diagnose oral cavity diseases. By utilizing dental x-ray images, your veterinarian is able to take a closer look at the entire dental condition of your pet. We use dental X-ray to see underneath the gumline, to take pictures of the roots, to take a closer look at the teeth and to diagnose and determine a treatment plan for your pet. Dental X-ray provides further view of the bone and root structure of your pet's oral cavity.