McGee Street Animal Hospital uses advanced imaging technologies guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our pet patients.
Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease. Digital X-rays also use less radiation, decrease exposure and provide more detailed images.
Orthopedic radiographs require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short, and your pet will be closely monitored throughout the procedure.
We also offer digital ultrasound in-house. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important information about the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries. Because ultrasounds don’t require radiation, they’re also used to monitor pregnancies and fetal health in breeding pets.
An echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size, and contractions. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds often require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.
Have questions about diagnostic services for your pet or want to schedule a consultation? Give us a call at 405-329-0181.