Pet X Ray Services
Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging
X-rays are a valuable tool for diagnosing animal health problems when an external examination is not enough. The process is painless, and when pets are calm and cooperative, it can be performed without sedation, although sedation can be administered if needed.
At Tudor House Animal Care, digital X-rays provide our experienced veterinarians with clear and accurate images immediately for a fast and precise diagnosis of your pet’s health problems and prove to be an essential aspect of routine veterinary examinations.
Radiology provides a safe, non-invasive way to observe your pet’s internal physiology. X-rays can be used to diagnose:
- Hip and elbow scoring under the BVA hip and elbow dysplasia scheme
- Diagnosing fractures, osteoarthritis, several causes of lameness and congenital limb deformities
- Diagnose conditions affecting the chest like pulmonary metastases or cardiac disease
- Diagnose conditions affecting the abdomen like masses, gastric torsion, foreign body ingestion, and bladder stones.
- Diagnosing conditions that affect organs such as the heart, lungs and liver
Pet X-Ray Service FAQs
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When would a pet x-ray be needed?
X-rays are used on your pet in the circumstances that follow:
- Lameness, injuries, and deformities are examples of orthopaedic issues
- Examining the abdomen for symptoms such as bloating or discomfort, vomiting or diarrhoea
- Observing changes in your pet like tumours, cysts, or stones
- Examining conditions affecting the heart, lungs, liver, and other systems
- Identifying oral issues such as abscesses and fractures
How do we perform a Pet X-Ray?
Because your pet must remain still during radiography, we typically sedate dogs and cats or give a general anaesthetic. We position your pet and capture the X-ray image once they are asleep. We use specialised digital systems that process images rapidly and enable us to rotate, zoom, and correct them. We may need to take numerous images in different positions during this procedure to provide the most accurate and detailed information on the potential concern. These images are then saved in the patient database for your pet.
How can I get my pet ready for their x-ray appointment?
As radiation is involved, x-rays are typically used only occasionally. The use of x-rays is generally considered safe for animals so no preparation will be required beforehand when an animal is taken in to be examined.