Diagnostic Imagaing at Pittsford Animal Hospital
When a cat or dog is ill, it can be challenging to determine the underlying cause. At Pittsford Animal Hospital, we use advanced imaging technology to properly diagnose and treat our patients.
Our Advanced Diagnostic Screening Technologies
Digital X-Ray Technology
When it comes to treating your cat or dog, one of the most important tools at our disposal are digital X-rays. Digital technology allows us to examine and distribute images much more quickly and requires less radiation than conventional methods. Similar to the transition from film to digital photography, the use of digital imaging is a significant advancement in veterinary care, and we are proud to offer this service to our clients.
Our Imaging Tools
We use both radiography (X-ray) and ultrasound technology to provide a thorough examination of your pet’s internal health. Both procedures are very safe and each offers unique advantages in various situations.
X-rays are especially useful to show changes in bone, irregular shapes in the abdomen, or the presence of foreign objects. Common reasons why a veterinarian might recommend a radiograph include the evaluation of broken bones, suspected injuries, or confirmation of a pregnancy.
Ultrasounds are valuable when we need to monitor real-time organ or blood activity. The exams are noninvasive, require no chemicals, and can provide images from various angles quickly and easily. Frequently, ultrasound technology is used to evaluate the abdominal region as well as the chest, heart, and any suspicious masses.