When it comes to accurately diagnosing and treating your pet after he or she has experienced an injury or illness, you can count on our veterinary team to have the latest diagnostic equipment, including digital imaging devices.
Injuries and Ailments Diagnosed via Radiology
Digital images, including ultrasounds, radiographs, MRIs and CT scans are used to diagnose a variety of conditions and ailments in dogs and cats. Common conditions diagnosed include broken bones, joint problems, tumors, brain abnormalities and problems with the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder.
The common term for a radiograph is an x-ray. These images can help diagnose problems and conditions with the bones and joints, such as broken bones, swelling in the joints and other types of bone abnormalities. X-rays can also be used to diagnose problems with the internal organs, like the heart, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys.
Ultrasound Imaging, MRIs, CT Scans
Ultrasound imaging involves using sound waves to create an image on a computer monitor. Ultrasound imaging is completely painless and does not have any side-effects MRI is an acronym for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This type of diagnostic equipment has the ability to produce detailed images of the internal structures of the body. They are helpful in diagnosing tumors and abnormalities in the brain as well as spinal disorders, like herniated discs and spinal stenosis in cats and dogs. The acronym CT stands for computed tomography. These are essentially highly detailed x-rays that can show cross sections of your dog or cat’s anatomy. If we feel that these types of diagnostics are necessary, we are happy to send a referral to our trusted specialists to have them completed.
Diagnosing Your Pet’s Ailment or Injury
Our veterinary staff can rapidly diagnose most of your pet’s injuries or conditions via x-rays. Once TLC Animal Hospital - Rehoboth understands the depth of your pet’s illness or injury, a treatment plan will be developed in order to help your pet heal and restore your pet’s health. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health and his or her diagnosis, we would be happy to answer them and provide you with guidance in order to help make your pet comfortable during the healing process.
For more information on our radiology and diagnostic imaging services in Rehoboth, call us at (508) 252-3608 today.