We believe in providing exceptional veterinary care to our patients. That’s why our animal hospital is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging, including digital radiology, ultrasound, and digital dental X-ray equipment. High-quality imaging facilitates accurate diagnosis, which guides treatment plans and helps your pet feel better sooner.
Ultrasound and X-rays are noninvasive yet powerful tools that reveal a great deal of information about what is going on inside your pet’s body, often eliminating more invasive procedures like surgery.
Pet Digital Radiography
Radiographs (X-rays) are a staple of veterinary medicine. These “pictures” of our patients are tremendously revealing and allow us to acquire all the information we can. All our X-rays are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist, an expert in reading X-ray images.
Deer Creek produces digital X-rays instead of film, as they provide the clearest images and can be viewed on the computer. Digital technology enables us to manipulate the image to optimize interpretation and even transfer them electronically for immediate evaluation by a specialist in critical cases. You’ll be able to view X-rays alongside your veterinarian. For example, after a dental cleaning and exam, we will show you digital images of your pet’s mouth and tooth structure. With our help, you’ll see for yourself the roots and condition of your pet’s teeth.
Ultrasound is another noninvasive diagnostic tool that we have at our animal hospital. Many problems that cannot be diagnosed by radiology can be picked up in an ultrasound. This is the same technology used to view a baby in a pregnant woman. It is useful in imaging the heart (we can actually watch how effectively it beats) and organs in the abdomen (such as the liver, spleen, and bladder). Since ultrasounds are moving, real-time images, they are better than X-rays for diagnosing some conditions.
In our efforts to get your pet well, we will optimize the use of all our diagnostic tools—and all the while handling your pet with gentleness and compassion.
If at any time you have questions about your pet’s diagnostic results, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.