Medical Imaging for Pets
Medical imaging helps us at Enfield Vet to look at what’s going on inside your pet without having to open them up. Using medical imaging such as X-rays (also known as radiographs) and ultrasound, we can examine bones and soft tissue to diagnose conditions from fractures (broken bones) and bone cancer to pneumonia and pregnancy.
Enfield Vet’s state of the art digital DR X-ray machine allows us to process and examine X-ray images of your pet quickly, aiding in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. The image quality of our system is second to none as we have invested significantly in this area.
Ultrasound scanning uses high frequency sound waves (that humans can’t hear) to generate images of internal structures. When the sound waves are pointed at the body, some of the waves are absorbed and some bounce back – the ones that bounce back are measured by the machine and transformed into an image for us to examine. Your pet’s fur may obstruct the ultrasound scan – so don’t be surprised if your pet comes home with a shaved patch!
We are very fortunate to have some very skilled vets with the ability to use ultrasound at our practice. We are very competent with both abdominal as well as cardiac ultrasound.
For further information about our Diagnostic Imaging services for your pets, contact us.