Radiographs or X-rays are black and white pictures that show our veterinarians what is underneath your pet’s skin and muscles. They allow us to see things such as broken bones, an enlarged heart or even a foreign body or a tumor. If used with a contrast material, they allow us to see abnormalities in the intestinal tract or bladder as well.
Digital radiography pictures are recorded directly onto a computer, instead of on traditional films. This allows our veterinarians to view them on any computer in our pet hospital, zoom in to look at details and even take measurements. It also gives us the capability of e-mailing images or placing the images on a disc.