Pet Radiography Veterinary Services in Troy, NY
At Troy Veterinary Hospital uses digital x-rays, which allow for an accurate and quick diagnosis. We offer digital x-rays in-house, so you’ll know the results in minutes. We’ll send the x-ray images to your email address, or you can take the digital file home with you.
Pet Radiography in Troy, NY
Rapid diagnosis leads to rapid treatment. We understand that every second counts when it comes to your pet’s health, which is why we use cutting-edge technology to ensure that we can do our part in a timely manner.
Using technology such as digital radiography and digital dental x-rays, we are able to run full diagnostics on your pet and provide our team of veterinary professionals and specialists with a comprehensive picture of what may be wrong with your pet.
Our staff uses radiology (or x-rays) to learn about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). This tool is used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of potential causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem, or rule out potential problems.
How does it work?
An x-ray beam enters its body and strikes a piece of radiographic film. The images on the film are in various shades of grey and reflect the animal’s anatomy. Bones appear as light grey structures because they absorb more x-rays. The lungs, for example, absorb fewer x-rays and appear as dark grey structures. The ability to interpret radiographs requires a high level of skill on the part of the veterinarian. Our team is well-versed in this area.