Radiography is an important part of determining what is happening with ones pet. Animals can’t talk and tell us where they have pain.
Radiography allows us to examine the body for injury or disease.
Radiography is not only used for bones, radiographs provide examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs.
Radiography is often the first line with which a vet can either make a diagnosis.
In some cases, follow-up examinations are used to monitor a patient’s progress throughout the hospital stay eg. a patient with a blockage can be watched if the blockage passes or whether it will require surgery.
Most radiographs are performed with either a sedation or anesthesia so that the pet can be kept still enough to obtain a good picture.