If you have any questions regarding Xrays, Endoscope or Ultrasound proceedures please ring the hospital on 46476199
For those who would like further information regarding these important services pleae read on.
Radiographs or X-rays are one of our most commonly used tools when diagnosing problems in your pets. They can be used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions involving bones and joints, lungs, heart and other soft tissue.
Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs before proceeding.
*EXCITING NEWS!* We have recently installed a brand new digital X-Ray machine. The benefits of the the machine include, faster developing time (just 3 seconds!) which is safer for your pet, more detailed X-rays which allows for more accurate diagnosis and better communication between vets and specialists.
What happens to my pet when it is booked in for radiographs?
Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency and we’ll take them immediately. We ask that you bring your pet in unfed on the morning of admission, as they will most likely be sedated or anaesthetised to allow us to take the best quality radiographs possible.
Once the radiographs have been taken we will give you a call or book an appointment for our veterinarians to show you the images and to discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet.
Why do pets need to be sedated or anaesthetised to have radiographs taken?
When we have radiographs (X-rays) taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural positions. Most pets would never lie still enough, in the correct position, for us to take good quality radiographs required to diagnose their condition. Sedation and anaesthesia allow us to get the most useful radiographs possible.
How are radiographs made?
Taking a radiograph is very similar to taking a photo, except we use X-rays instead of light rays. The usefulness of radiography as a diagnostic tool is based upon the ability of X-rays to penetrate matter. Different tissues in the body absorb X-rays to differing degrees. Of all the tissues in the body, bone absorbs the most X-rays. This is the reason that bone appears white on a radiograph. Soft tissues, such as lungs or organs, absorb some but not all of the X-rays, so soft tissues appear on a radiograph in different shades of grey. We will demonstrate and explain the radiographs when your pet goes home.