Radiology

Radiology 2017-01-26T03:02:44+00:00

We love to look inside your Pet!

We have the most advanced Digital X-ray that allows us to see the insides of your pet.  You might be surprised to know what we have seen.

  • Bone fractures
  • Bladder stones
  • Mass / tumor detection
  • Swallowed items or lodged foreign objects
  • 15 bull dog puppies
  • And some unmentionables!

You do not have to wait for the images, they are visible immediately. The images obtained are developed immediately for interpretation by our dedicated doctors. We also have the ability to consult with a board Certified Radiologist should we need to. We can also easily email them to you

Digital radiology is a valuable tool in veterinary medicine. At AMC, our digital X-ray offers the latest enhanced imaging technology, providing a faster, clearer, more detailed picture. This allows us to diagnose our patients more accurately and provide more immediate care for your pets.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a safe, non-invasive method to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, abdomen, and even bones.  Digital x-rays can be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
The patient rarely needs sedation but may depending on the number of pictures required.

Dental Radiology Too!

Animal Medical Center has digital dental radiography capabilities just like your Dentist…Our machine can:

  • Detect Damaged Tooth Roots
  • Expose Periodontal Disease
  • Uncover Nasal Tumors
  • Locate Foreign Bodies (grass awns, fish hooks, etc.)
  • Identify Hard or Soft Palate Abnormalities
  • Expose Oral Cancers and Other Masses
  • Locate Non-erupted Teeth

This capability has become so beneficial in detecting the severity of Dental Disease and the need for tooth extractions, since we can see what is going on under the gumline.

Ultrasound

As in human ultrasound imaging, this technique uses a lubricating gel and probe that passes over the abdomen and chest regions of the patient to assess soft tissues and detect diseases, cancers, and pregnancy. Unlike X-Rays, ultrasound uses sound waves to penetrate tissues, producing real-time images/videos of the body cavity or organ systems and their functioning.

When the heart is the target of study, it is called an echocardiogram or echo. The series of images obtained from an echo can be used to interpret a physical exam finding of a heart murmur or rhythm disturbance, stage cardiac disease, or uncover a congenital defect of the heart.