Diagnostic tools such as x-rays are critical for veterinary hospitals for the simple reason that our pets can’t talk to us and tell us that something is wrong. Sometimes, an external exam does not provide all the information a veterinarian needs to determine the overall health of your pet.
An important diagnostic tool that we use at Mt. Holly Veterinary Clinic is digital radiography. This in-house radiography capability enables us to safely and quickly assess the status of injuries or diseases that may be affecting your pet. It can be extremely beneficial in helping our veterinarian diagnose fractures, locate objects your pet may have swallowed, discover masses such as tumors, measure organ size for disease, diagnose pneumonia, and discover pregnancies.
The advantage of digital radiography is that it provides images much faster and with greater clarity than traditional x-rays. These digital images can be manipulated, enhanced, and contrasted, allowing our doctor to diagnose a condition more accurately. Additionally, the digital images may be shared instantly with specialists if conditions call for it.