Radiology: Digital Radiography, Ultrasound/Echocardiogram, Penn Hipp Pelvic Evaluation (Hip X-Ray), OFA Pelvice and Elbow X-Ray
Radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. They allow us to view the shape, size, and location of organs inside your pet’s body. Radiographs are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful for examining your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An x-ray can detect a fractured bone, tumor, heart problem and locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet’s stomach or intestine.
With the availability of digital radiography, x-rays have become far more powerful and useful than ever before. This means that we can quickly take highly detailed radiographs, 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.
The veterinarians at Elmwood Animal Hospital are able to diagnose a very wide range of medical conditions with more speed and accuracy than before. Because we believe that pet owners throughout Buffalo area deserve the best possible care, we have invested in a state-of-the-art, high-quality digital veterinary x-ray machine.
The Advantages of Digital Radiology
• Digital x-rays can be saved to a disk and given to you as part of your pet's home medical record.
• Images can be quickly shared via email to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed.
• 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.