Radiology Services at Cornerstone Animal Hospital
We are committed to providing comprehensive veterinary care, including advanced diagnostic capabilities. Our radiology service is a critical component of this, offering detailed, non-invasive imaging that helps us diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.
What is Veterinary Radiology?
Veterinary radiology, or X-ray imaging, is a diagnostic tool that allows us to view the inside of your pet’s body in a safe and non-invasive way. Radiographs (X-rays) can be used to examine your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, and other areas for injuries, illnesses, or abnormalities. This technology is vital for diagnosing conditions that are not evident from the outside, providing us with valuable information that guides treatment decisions.
Our Radiology Services
- Digital Radiography: We utilize state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology, which provides clearer images than traditional X-ray machines and allows for quick viewing of the results. Digital radiography is safer for your pet due to lower radiation exposure and is also better for the environment as it doesn’t require chemical processing.
- Dental Radiography: To ensure comprehensive oral health, we offer dental X-rays as part of our dental services. These images allow us to see below the gumline and identify any dental issues that are not visible to the naked eye.
- Diagnostic Ultrasound: In addition to radiography, we may use ultrasound imaging to get a real-time view of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound is particularly useful for examining soft tissue structures, including the heart and abdominal organs.
- Specialist Consultations: If necessary, we can refer radiographic images to veterinary radiology specialists for further evaluation, ensuring your pet receives the benefit of expertise from leading professionals in the field.
Why Choose Us for Your Pet’s Radiology Needs?
- Expertise: Our experienced veterinary team is skilled in performing and interpreting radiographic studies, ensuring high-quality care.
- Safety: We prioritize your pet’s safety and comfort, using the least invasive methods possible and adhering to strict safety protocols.
- Speed: Digital radiography provides immediate images, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment.
- Communication: We believe in transparent, compassionate communication. After the radiographic examination, we will discuss the findings with you and provide a clear explanation of any recommended treatments or follow-up care.
Preparing for Your Pet’s Radiology Appointment
If your pet is scheduled for radiography, we may provide specific instructions to prepare, such as fasting before the appointment. It’s also important to inform us about any medications or recent procedures as these can affect the results.
At Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we understand that waiting for diagnostic results can be stressful. We strive to provide a comforting environment for both you and your pet, and we’re dedicated to delivering swift and accurate diagnoses. Our radiology services are just one way we show our commitment to the health and well-being of your beloved pet. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.