At Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA, we specialize in digital radiology, the most advanced form of x-ray technology. Compared to conventional procedures, digital radiology has many advantages.
With our state-of-the-art digital radiology system, we can have detailed x-ray images of your pet in a matter of seconds. Digital x-rays require less processing time than traditional diagnostic imaging methods and produce extremely high resolution and detail that improve diagnostic evaluation. A few benefits of digital x-rays are fewer x-rays taken and less exposure to harmful radiation for your pet. A digital system does not require the chemicals needed to process traditional radiographs.
Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely useful in diagnosing and monitoring medical and surgical conditions in pets. X-rays may be used to:
- Detect tumors
- Diagnose heartworm disease
- Evaluate oral cavities
- Evaluate abdominal cavities
- Evaluate the condition of the heart
- Locate foreign bodies or obstructions in your pet's stomach or intestines
- Detect fractured bones or abnormal bone growth
- Evaluate lungs
When used with other diagnostic procedures like endoscopy and ultrasound, x-rays can provide a quick and accurate picture of your pet's health. Utilizing digital radiology makes diagnosis and treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.
Suppose a board-certified radiologist is needed to review the images. In that case, we can send them over the internet to a remote specialist for immediate analysis, which speeds up diagnostic times considerably.
Please feel free to contact Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA, if you have any questions regarding our state-of-the-art radiology diagnostic system. Our number is 757-595-3337.