Radiology (X-Rays)

Capture your pet’s health with precision. Our radiology (X-rays) service provides accurate diagnostics for comprehensive care. Trust their well-being with us.

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Pet Radiology (X-Rays)

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services to provide excellent care to our patients.

A radiograph (sometimes called an X-ray) is a photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernable from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and bones.

Radiography is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, using only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.

Radiographs can evaluate bones and many body organs’ size, shape, and position. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease – can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and other conditions.

At Wheelersburg Animal Hospital, we take pride in our compassionate and skilled professionals who operate our radiology service. With a commitment to state-of-the-art care, our veterinarians utilize radiography as an essential tool to accurately diagnose and provide optimal healthcare for your pet.