Radiography is an important part of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. Our hospital performs hundreds of studies every year on dogs, cats, and the occasional exotic pet. X-ray images (radiographs) allow radiologists and other specialists to examine the body for injury or disease.
Not only used for bones, radiographs provide examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs. Radiography is often the first line of diagnostic imaging with which a radiologist can either make a diagnosis, or direct the need for further imaging. It is quick, painless, and economical. In some cases, follow-up examinations are used to monitor a patient's progress throughout the hospital stay.
Digital radiography has revolutionized both human and veterinary medicine due to its convenience and improved detail for soft tissues. All radiographic studies performed at Hilltop Animal Hospital are digital. We can easily send you, our clients, as well as specialists in any field, an email link to the images to review and share thus allowing for a collaborative approach in any case.