Advanced Technology to Serve You and Your Pet
Digital imaging equipment enables our doctors to produce exceptionally clear and detailed images that can then be shared immediately with colleagues and specialists as needed. This greatly reduces the time it used to take between taking a radiograph (x-ray) and/or conducting an ultrasound and using that information to accurately evaluate your pet’s condition.
Digital Radiography (X-Ray)
When it comes to evaluating your pet’s condition, accuracy is of the utmost importance. The DICOM digital format allows us to enlarge, add contrast and make notes about measurements and findings right on the digital image. These capabilities increase the accuracy of diagnoses while minimizing the amount of radiation and the number of x-rays required for your pet’s evaluation.
X-rays are the imaging modality of choice for:
- Bone and orthopedic conditions
- Assessing disease in the chest and abdominal areas
- Diagnostic information associated with gastrointestinal disease
- Diagnostic information association with kidney and bladder stones
Ultrasound uses sound waves (instead of x-rays) to obtain images, which are then produced in the same DICOM digital format used for x-rays. Like x-ray imaging, it is painless and non-invasive. Ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating:
- Gastrointestinal disease (often as a supplement to information obtained via x-ray)
- Specific organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, and urinary bladder
- Heart function
We’re here for you and your pet.
Please call us at 814-364-2040 if you have questions or would like more information on our diagnostic imaging services.