Radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring medical and surgical conditions in pets. X-rays examine your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestinal tract. When used with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, X-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.
Southside Animal Hospital utilizes modern digital radiographic equipment and is up-to-date on the latest radiographic procedures. If needed, we are able to send radiographic images to a board-certified veterinary radiologist or vet specialist for prompt second opinions.