Pet Digital Radiology
Digital x-rays assist in diagnosing illness & injury.
Digital radiology is the new conventional film x-ray. Digital x-rays allow us to better diagnose and treat sick and injured pets by providing us with high quality imaging results and reducing overall radiation exposure. They can capture digital images of both the body and teeth.
There are multiple benefits to choosing digital x-ray over conventional x-ray including:
- Images are more accurate and quicker to obtain
- Retakes are seldom required which limits radiation exposure
- Imaging results can be sent to other veterinarians and radiologists with ease
- Records can be stored electronically, so they won’t get damaged or lost
Using digital x-rays lets us provide our patients with superior care and supports our goal of practicing progressive, high quality medicine.
Digital Radiology & Pet Dental Health
When pets have their teeth cleaned, we always conduct a comprehensive oral health assessment and provide our clients with treatment suggestions. Digital x-rays assist us in making those recommendations by giving us insight into underlying issues.
Thanks to digital x-rays, we can examine al parts of the mouth, including:
- Soft tissue
Digital radiology can also reveal problems lurking beneath the gums, such as foreign objects, cysts, and even tumors. Studies have shown that, without the help of digital x-rays, significant dental issues are missed in up to 75% of pets.
If your pet is experiencing discomfort or pain, give us a call at (319) 351-4256 to learn about how we could utilize digital x-rays to diagnose the problem.