Veterinary X-Ray & Pet Ultrasound

Veterinary X-Ray and Pet Ultrasound – X-rays and ultrasounds are great diagnostic tools in veterinary care. We use them at Pet Medical Center to find out what’s happening inside your pet’s body in a noninvasive way. Radiography allows us to visualize bone, cartilage, foreign objects, and some kinds of tumors. Ultrasound is more useful in seeing inside of the organs and detecting soft tissue pathology such as tumors, liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease, cancer, and other degenerative disease of the organs.

Why Your Pet Might Need a Veterinary X-ray or Ultrasound

pmc-facility-image8Certain kinds of kidney and urinary bladder stones do not show up with X-rays but are very evident with ultrasounds. As is commonly known, ultrasound is a very accurate diagnostic tool in determining pregnancy at as early as 18 to 21 days after conception. Later in pregnancy, ultrasound can be used to monitor the viability of fetuses prior to parturition. Ultrasound can also be used to guide a needle into a diseased organ or a tumor to get a small sample of tissue. This helps us diagnose the disease that is affecting the patient.

The veterinarians at Pet Medical Center of Edmond, Oklahoma, have many years of experience with both kinds of imaging.

Digital Radiography

At Pet Medical Center, we are dedicated to continually improving our professional knowledge and skill sets along with our medical technology so we can provide better service to our pet patients and clients. We transitioned to digital X-ray machines as part of this dedication.

A few of the benefits of digital radiography include:

  1. A digital machine allows us to reduce the amount of time needed to X-ray a pet patient, and this reduces stress on the patient.
  2. Digital X-ray machines allow us to change the resolution of the X-ray, which allows us to evaluate heavily muscled bone (like the hip, pelvis, and femur) and lightly muscled bone (like the lower limbs) with the same image. This saves our clients money and decreases radiation exposure to our pet patients, as we don’t have to take as many extra X-rays as we did with the previous machine.
  3. Digital increases the diagnostic value of X-rays, as it makes it easier for us to send X-rays electronically to radiologists and surgeons for second opinions.

Book an Appointment

Call us today at (405) 696-4185, book an appointment online, or stop by our veterinary clinic at 1001 West 15th Street, Edmond, Oklahoma.