PetCare Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Digital X-rays also use less radiation, decrease exposure, and provide more detailed images.
Orthopedic radiographs require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.
We also offer in-house ultrasound services, a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of systems and areas of concern in an animal’s body.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our radiology and ultrasound services, call us at (770) 965-3773.