With the advances in digital x-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take off a pet’s systems to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We share these digital images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases.
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.
Because we believe that pets throughout the Alliston area deserve the best possible care, we have invested in a state-of-the-art, high-quality digital veterinary x-ray machine. With digital radiographs, the veterinarians at Alliston Veterinary Services are able to diagnose a very wide range of medical conditions with more speed and accuracy than compared to x-rays taken with a standard x-ray machine. We can quickly take highly detailed x-rays, manipulate them to gain a better view of your pet’s bones and internal organs, and then display them on a computer for you to see. We can even provide consultations on digital radiographs via telemedicine and walk through your pet’s radiographs with you.
The advantages of digital radiology
- Digital x-rays can be saved to a disk and computer servers
- Images can be quickly shared via email to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed or sent directly to you.
- Your pet’s time on the x-ray table is reduced because fewer images need to be taken.
- Digital x-rays eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.