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Radiology/Ultrasound


Not all animal injuries/illnesses have visible symptoms. Our hospitals realize this is a fundamental truth in veterinary medicine, and for that reason we have invested in digital radiology and ultrasound for animals.

Digital Radiology

We utilize digital radiographs (commonly known as X-rays) on a daily basis to help diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions in animals. Here are a few of the conditions we can see:

  • Fractured or luxated bones/joints
  • Foreign objects like rocks, bones, or toys
  • Tumors and cancer
  • intestinal blockages or intestinal diseases
  • Air or fluid in the body cavities
  • Kidney and bladder stones

Ultrasound

livermassUltrasound is a non-invasive tool used to see the inside of the abdomen and the chest. It allows the internal organs to be examined in real time when looking for changes in their size, shape, location, and blood flow. If abnormalities are found, ultrasound guided biopsies can be obtained with a small needle. This frequently gives us answers without having to do a major exploratory surgery. Ultrasound is a very useful tool. But it requires extensive training to be proficient at it. Our doctors doing ultrasound at Red Hills and Desert Hills have been formally trained.

Conditions we frequently see with ultrasound:

  • Detection and diagnosis of tumors and cancer
  • Detailed evaluation of the urinary system (Kidneys, Ureter, Bladder)
  • Fluid detection and removal from chest or abdomen
  • Obtain biopsies of abnormal organs/tissue
  • Pregnancy evaluation
  • Detection of bladder tumors, polyps, and stones

Coming soon - Echocardiograms!

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