Modern technologies offer veterinarians improved methods for diagnosing illness and injuries in animals. These technologies have eliminated the need for invasive exploratory surgery. The digital x-ray provides our veterinarian a clear look into your pet’s body, allowing for a fast and accurate diagnosis. At Magruder Tabb Animal Clinic in Yorktown VA, we utilize state-of-the-art technologies to help us provide care for our patients.
What Are Digital X-Rays?
X-rays have been used in veterinary medicine for many years and allow veterinarians to pinpoint injuries and illnesses in animals so that appropriate treatments can be chosen. Computerization has added many advantages to x-ray technology. The images are clearer and can be viewed on a computer screen for greater detail. The images are available to veterinarians faster than standard x-rays. They are also cheaper than standard x-rays and can be done more frequently if needed. Digital x-rays can be easily stored on computer storage devices and can be easily shared if a veterinary specialist must be called in for a consultation.
Digital X-Rays Can Reveal Several Veterinary Conditions
Digital x-rays can detect a wide range of health problems in animals. They are, of course, used to find bone fractures when an animal has been involved in an accident. They can also be used to detect congenital abnormalities in the bones such as hip dysplasia. Certain lung and heart problems can also be detected on a digital x-ray. Obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract by foreign objects can also be seen on x-ray. Stones in the bladder can be seen on x-ray. Some tumors may be seen on x-ray. Digital x-rays can also reveal problems with an animal’s teeth.
How Are Digital X-Ray Performed on Animals?
Your pet may receive a sedative or anesthesia before the x-ray procedure for the vet to position the animals properly for the best view of the affected area. This may not always be necessary and will determine the comfort levels of your pet. Our veterinarian may re-position your animal to take several x-rays of the affected area. After taking the x-ray, the vet will carefully study the image to find any deviations from what is expected and provide treatment accordingly.
Contact Our Veterinarian for Digital X-rays in Yorktown, VA
If you are looking for a veterinarian to take digital x-rays in Yorktown, VA, contact Magruder-Tabb Animal Clinic today. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (757) 865-6510.