A radiograph (typically called an X-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside.
Veterinary radiography is safe, painless, and noninvasive. The level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low and is safe for use on pregnant females and very young pets. X-Rays can be used to evaluate the size, shape, and position of almost any organ in the body, including:
- Abdominal organs
Many pet diseases alter the size, shape, or positon of internal organs.
X-Rays are a vital diagnostic tool in the identification of conditions such as:
- Bladder stones
- Broken bones
- Chronic arthritis
- Spinal cord diseases