Your dog's health is our top priority. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services help us to accurately and promptly treat your dog.
High-quality digital imaging equipment is an essential and integral component of the diagnosis and treatment of your dog. Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA, is highly invested in comprehensive imaging modalities to support our ability to visualize your dog's internal body structures.
Diagnostic imaging can help a veterinarian:
- Locate a broken bone
- Detect disease
- Diagnose a diversity of internal disorders
- Detect a foreign object in your dog's body
- Measure the progression of a tumor or growth
- Evaluate the size, shape, position, and condition of internal organs
Diagnostic imaging often necessitates the use of several different technologies to obtain the information needed to diagnose and treat your dog. These imaging modalities include:
- Radiography (X-ray)
- CT Scan
- C-arm (fluoroscopy)
- Flexible and rigid endoscopy
Radiography (X-ray) and abdominal ultrasound (including echocardiography or cardiac ultrasound) are the most utilized imaging modalities in veterinary medicine. We work with outside facilities for more advanced imaging like CT or MRI imaging. These diagnostic procedures may require sedation in some cases. Sedation would be used in the interest of your dog's well-being and comfort and ensure the best image quality. However, most of these tests are performed without sedation or anesthesia. Since we are digital, results are typically available immediately, allowing us to provide a swift diagnosis.
To learn more about our diagnostics for dogs, or to schedule your appointment, call Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA, at 757-595-3337.