At Patton Chapel Animal Clinic in Hoover, Alabama, we specialize in digital radiology -- the most advanced form of X-ray technology. With our state of the art digital radiology system, we can produce detailed X-ray images of your pet in a matter of seconds. Here are some benefits of digital radiology:
Digital X-rays are faster than traditional diagnostic imaging methods. A diagnosis can be more quickly made and treatments more quickly administered.
Images are of higher resolution and detail, making for a more accurate diagnostic evaluation.
With clearer images, fewer retakes are required and there is less exposure to harmful radiation.
If a board-certified radiologist is needed to review the images, they can easily be emailed to a remote specialist for immediate analysis, which speeds up diagnostic times considerably.
Radiographs are extremely useful in diagnosing and monitoring medical and surgical conditions in pets. X-rays may be used to:
Detect fractured bones or abnormal bone growth
Diagnose heartworm disease
Locate obstructions or foreign bodies in your pet’s stomach or intestines
Evaluate the condition of the heart
Evaluate abdominal cavities
Evaluate oral cavities
When used in tandem with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound or endoscopy, X-rays can provide our veterinarians with a clear picture of your pet’s health and wellness.
For any questions regarding your pet’s health or pet radiology in the Birmingham area, call Patton Chapel Animal Clinic in Hoover, Alabama today.