Diagnostic imaging is used in veterinary medicine to visualize the internal structures of a pet’s body. These images are then used to discover disease and injury. Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation to create images of the body. It’s the most common diagnostic tool used in veterinary medicine because of its versatility. X-rays can be used to identify a number of abnormalities, including skeletal fractures, soft-tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease.
Dana Niguel Veterinary Hospital uses digital radiography, as it creates images that are easier to evaluate than traditional radiographs. We send digital radiographs to board-certified veterinary radiologists for review, which guarantees the highest quality of care for our patients.
Below is an X-ray showing a dog’s abdomen with bladder stones.
Call Dana Niguel Veterinary Hospital at 949-661-6375 for more information about digital radiography.