Digital radiology provides instant images which can then be interpreted by the vet for a faster diagnosis. Digital radiographs can detect less visible abnormalities that may not be picked up by conventional radiography. Having digital radiology equipment on site allows for quicker diagnosis, less need for extra tests and consultations, saving time and stress on the animal.
On Site Eco-Cardiology And X-Ray
An echocardiography, echocardiogram, cardiac echo or just ‘an echo’, is an ultrasound of the heart.
Like with humans, echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to create images of your pet’s heart. This test is painless and will provide your vet information about the health of your pet’s heart by looking at things like size, shape and how well the heart chambers and valves are pumping, wall thickness and blood flow.
X-rays are one of the most common diagnostic techniques for vets. These high powered machines enable us to get quality images to investigate any area of the body. Having quality X-ray machines often allows us to pinpoint issues faster and organise treatments will minimal exploratory surgery.
Most x-ray machines are now digital which means we no longer have physical film and the associated chemicals which are potentially harmful to both the staff and environment. Also the files are easily stored and allow easy archiving of your pet’s X-ray to their health history as well as the ability to easily email X-rays to specialists if required.