Importance of Veterinary Diagnostics
Early detection is key when it comes to treating your pet. Northside Animal Hospital offers complete diagnostics including cutting-edge equipment, an on-site laboratory and access to a comprehensive reference laboratory.
A board certified specialist comes to our clinic to perform echocardiograms on your pet and to consult with your veterinarian on the best cardiac treatment plan.
Every dental patient has digital radiographs taken under anesthesia. Dental radiographs inform the veterinarian performing the dental procedure which teeth are diseased below the gumline, causing your pet discomfort or adversely affecting his/her health.
Digital Radiology (X-Rays)
Northside Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our 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.
Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies 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 patient recovery is swift. A board-certified anesthesiologist oversees all procedures.
Ultrasound for Pets
Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like x-rays [link to RADIOGRAPHS page] ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and other internal injuries.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder. An ultrasound of the heart, known as an echocardiogram, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions.
Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still. Northside Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
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