Diagnostic tools such as x-rays are critical for veterinary hospitals for the simple reason that our pets can’t talk to us and tell us when something is wrong. In fact, it is instinctive for them to hide any abnormalities.
An important diagnostic tool that Ponchatoula Animal Hospital offers to pet owners is digital radiography. This in-house radiography capability enables our veterinarians to safely and quickly assess the status of injuries or diseases that may be affecting your pet. It can be beneficial in helping to diagnose fractures, locate objects your pet may have swallowed, discover masses such as tumors, measure organ size for abnormalities, diagnose pneumonia, discover pregnancies, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, and some spinal cord diseases.
Digital radiography is painless, safe, completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. It also provides images much faster and with greater clarity than traditional x-rays. Digital images can be manipulated, enhanced, and contrasted, allowing our doctors to diagnose a condition quickly and accurately.