Our hospital is equipped with direct digital radiography (DR) which is an invaluable piece of equipment that allows us to examine bones and internal organs in a non-invasive manner. The advantage of digital x-ray is that it allows us to more efficiently acquire images that can be then be then enhanced for evaluation. They can then be forwarded to a board certified veterinary radiologist when an expert opinion is required.
Ultrasound is a very useful, non-invasive (and therefore pain free) way to visualize internal organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, bladder and prostrate in more detail than an x-ray can provide. We can arrange for this procedure to be performed by a Registered Ultrasonographer in our hospital. If required, a board certified veterinary radiologist/cardiologist can provide additional interpretation of the images.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is an important diagnostic tool that measure the electrical activity of the heart. This can be performed in our hospital and may be recommended when your pet has an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that is not associated with their normal breathing pattern (normal sinus arrhythmia). When require, we may recommend these recorded rhythm strips be reviewed by a board certified veterinary cardiologist to determine if medication is warranted.
An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached video camera or viewing port that allows examination of hollow organs such as the stomach or colon. We can arrange for this service to be provided in our hospital as the need arises.