X-Rays

Veterinary x-ray at Medivet

We use x-ray machines to quickly diagnose issues that might affect your pet.

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What is a pet x-ray?

An x-ray (or a radiograph) is a diagnostic procedure that lets us see inside your pet’s body to check their bones and organs.

It’s a common imaging technique that gives your vet more information about what’s going on inside your pet.

What is an x-ray used for?

While x-rays can be used to identify fractured and broken bones after an injury, they can also diagnose many other issues.

They may be used to:

  • investigate orthopaedic issues such as lameness, fractures and deformities
  • assess a bloated or painful abdomen, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • view changes in your pet such as tumours, cysts or stones
  • check on conditions that affect the heart, lungs, liver and other organs
  • diagnose dental problems, such as tooth root abscesses and fractures.

How does the process work?

The x-ray equipment will be placed over the part of your pet’s body to be examined in order to get the required images. Your pet will usually need to be re-positioned to show several different angles.

Your pet will need to be sedated or anaesthetised in order for an x-ray to be taken.

If you have any questions about x-rays at Medivet, contact your local practice.

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