A radiograph (x-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology is such a valuable tool.
The good news is that radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very small doses of radiation. Radiographs help us look inside your pet when health issues arise, looking for any changes in the areas surrounding internal organs and bones. In addition to the size, shape, and position of your pet’s organs, we’ll look for anything else that may indicate that something is wrong. Radiographs help us diagnose health issues like kidney, heart, or liver disease, intestinal blockage, cancer, tumors, bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. If you are interested in looking at some interesting radiographs visit DVM Insight Library.