Digital Radiology Offers Health Advantages for Your Pet
Rea Road Animal Hospital uses digital radiographs, or X-rays, to evaluate and diagnose problems that affect many parts of your pet's body. We can examine
Digital X-rays can help us to diagnose conditions such as fractured bones, pneumonia, tumors, an enlarged heart, dental problems, arthritis, and stones in the urinary tract. Because the images we create are digital, they can be enlarged to a very high magnification to show superior detail. This allows us to make an accurate, precise diagnosis. Results are available in minutes, which is crucial in emergency situations. Another advantage of digital radiology is our ability to transmit images electronically should we require a consultation with a specialist.
The use of radiology is painless, noninvasive, and much less stressful for pets. Images are taken when you and your pet are at the hospital, and since we do not need to wait for old-fashioned film to be developed, results are available while you wait.
Hip Dysplasia Screening for Dogs
In addition to its use for diagnosing injuries and illness, digital radiology is essential to screenings for hip dysplasia. Rea Road is one of the few veterinary hospitals in the Charlotte area certified to perform PennHIP and OFA screenings for congenital hip problems.