Radiography (Xrays)

Radiography

Our hospital is fully equipped to take digital radiographs (often called x-rays) of your pet. Radiographs are an important and non-invasive diagnostic tool that allow us to have a 'look inside' your pet. Digital radiographs are quickly and easily able to be exported if we need to refer you to a specialist. 

Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.

 

Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?

When we have radiographs taken, the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions.  Most pets would never lie still enough and in the correct position for us to take the good quality radiographs required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful and accurate radiographs possible.

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