Grace Animal Hospital
Learn more below about the pet diagnostic imagery services provided at Grace Animal Hospital!
Pet Diagnostic Imagery
At Grace Animal Hospital, we offer digital radiography and ultrasonography imaging diagnostics to aid in the diagnosis of your pet.
Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.
When a pet is being radiographed, an X-ray beam passes through its body and hits a piece of radiographic film. Images in the film appear as various shades of gray and reflect the anatomy of the animal. Bones, which absorb more X-rays, appear as light gray structures. Soft tissues, such as the lungs, absorb fewer X-rays and appear as dark gray structures. Interpretation of radiographs requires considerable skill on the part of the veterinarian.