Radiography—better known as X-rays—serves as one of the most common diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. X-rays are typically recommended when the results of a physical exam or laboratory screening are abnormal. At Liberty Veterinary Medical Center, we use an enhanced digital X-ray unit to examine a pet’s internal structures, including the bones, heart, lungs, abdomen, and other areas. This technology allows us to diagnose a number of conditions, including fractures, foreign bodies, and tumors. We also have a new digital dental X-ray unit to view below the gum line, aiding in the diagnosis of the tooth and periodontal disease.
To provide the highest quality veterinary care for your pet, Liberty Veterinary Medical Center uses a state-of-the-art digital X-ray unit, which offers several benefits, including:
Images can be produced in seconds, which means less waiting time for you and your pet.
Images can be immediately viewed on a computer monitor for accuracy while your pet is in position on the X-ray table, resulting in a more comfortable experience and less radiology exposure to your pet.
Images are clear and detailed and can be enhanced, aiding in a more accurate diagnosis.
Unlike film X-rays, no chemicals are needed to develop digital images.
Images can be shared via email, such as in cases when a second opinion (from a specialist, etc.) is necessary.
Sedation is not always required to obtain X-rays, but there are some instances in which it is. For example, some pets are unable to remain still long enough for the X-rays to be taken, whether it’s as a result of discomfort or apprehension. If sedation is necessary, we use safe, reversible sedatives that are often combined with pain medication to make your pet more comfortable for X-rays to be taken. A trained staff member will be monitoring your pet’s vitals while they are sedated until they are fully awake. Once your pet is sedated and/or ready to be X-rayed, they are positioned on the table. The equipment is placed over the target area, and the X-ray is taken. Repositioning your pet may be necessary to obtain various views of the target area. The images are produced within seconds and appear on a computer monitor.
If you think your companion is need of pet X-rays in Hinesville, give us a call at (912) 876-3357 to schedule an appointment.