X-Rays and Digital Radiographs
X-ray imaging is crucial to evaluate the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. Digital radiographs are an upgraded version of the old standard imaging processes used in the past. Digital films are of better quality. They are easier for our veterinarians to read and help them make a correct diagnosis. Digital capabilities allow us to email any image in a matter of seconds to a board-certified veterinary radiologist for his/her review. Of course, a fee is charged by the vet-radiologist for his service. But, the fee is very fair, and we can get a second opinion on “hard-to-diagnose cases.” We know that our care level at Rogers Animal Hospital is elevated by offering these types of additional services that go beyond what most veterinary clinics can offer.
Sonograms are an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique. Visualization of soft tissue structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs is enhanced by sonography versus using radiographs alone. In addition, we perform obstetric sonograms for pregnancy diagnosis in small animals.