When it comes to accurately diagnosing and treating your pet after he or she has experienced an injury or illness, you can count on our veterinary team to have the latest diagnostic equipment, including digital imaging devices and ultrasound machines. At Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital, our x-rays are done in-house and ultrasounds are completed by an experienced mobile ultrasonographer who will come in to our office to perform ultrasounds for your pet.
Injuries and Ailments Diagnosed via Radiology and Ultrasounds
Digital images, including ultrasounds and radiographs are used to diagnose a variety of conditions and ailments in dogs and cats. Common conditions diagnosed include broken bones, joint problems, tumors, brain abnormalities and problems with the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder.
Ultrasound imaging involves using sound waves to create an image on a computer monitor. When our mobile ultrasonographer passes the wand over an injured area of your pet, we are able to find otherwise hidden problems, like when your pet accidentally eats something that isn’t food, has a tumor or has problems with an internal organ, like the stomach, spleen, liver and pancreas. Ultrasound imaging is completely painless and does not have any side-effects.
The common term for a radiograph is an x-ray. These images can help diagnose problems and conditions with the bones and joints, such as broken bones, swelling in the joints and other types of bone abnormalities. X-rays can also be used to diagnose problems with the internal organs, like the heart, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys.
Diagnosing Your Pet’s Ailment or Injury
Our veterinary staff can rapidly diagnose your pet’s injury or condition via x-rays and ultrasound imaging. Once Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital understands the depth of your pet’s illness or injury, a treatment plan will be developed in order to help your pet heal and restore your pet’s health. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health and his or her diagnosis, we would be happy to answer them and provide you with guidance in order to help make your pet comfortable during the healing process.
For more information on our radiology and diagnostic imaging services in San Diego, call us at (858) 240-5239 today.