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Radiography (X-rays)

 

Our hospital is fully equipped with digital radiograph equipment. X-rays are an important diagnostic tool for many areas of veterinary medicine.

Dr Raj or one of our veterinarians will discuss your dog’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your dog requires radiographs.

Pictured right is our imaging room, complete with digital x-ray & ultrasound facilities for all shapes and size of dogs.

 

What happens when my dog needs X-rays?

Most of our patients are admitted into hospital for the day to have radiographs taken, unless it is an emergency, in which case we take them as soon as they are stable.

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 dog.

 

 

Why do dogs need to be sedated or anaesthetised for X-rays?

When humans have radiographs (X-rays) taken the radiographer asks us to keep perfectly still, often in unnatural or painful positions, to allow them to take the best quality radiographs possible.  Most dogs 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, with the least stress and discomfort to our patients.