Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool that is vital to the practice of veterinary medicine for the simple reason that our pets cannot speak to us and tell us when they are not feeling well, or when something is wrong. At Holly Pond Animal Clinic, radiography, or x-rays, provide our veterinarian with a way to look inside your pet’s body and determine if there are any abnormalities that may not be evident from the outside.
Radiography can be used to evaluate the size, shape, and position of the body’s organs such as the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the state of the bones. Medical conditions that may be diagnosed using radiography include intestinal blockages, broken bones, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and cancer, to name but a few.
Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive. The level of radiation exposure that is required to perform radiography is so low that even pregnant females and very young pets can safely undergo radiography.