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