Learn more about Wilvet South’s Pet Radiology below.
Wilvet South Veterinary Radiology
Understanding your pet’s health sometimes requires a deeper look, and that’s where radiology comes into play. Diagnostic imaging provides invaluable insights into your pet’s internal well-being, aiding in accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. Here’s what pet owners need to know about veterinary radiology from their perspective.
- Radiographic Imaging: Radiography, or X-rays, is the most common form of veterinary imaging. It allows veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body, capturing images of bones, organs, and tissues. X-rays are incredibly useful for diagnosing pneumonia, heart failure, fractures, tumors, gastrointestinal obstructions, bloat (GDV), bladder and kidney stones, and evaluation of the size and shape of abdominal organs.
- Ultrasound imaging: Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create real-time images of your pet’s internal organs. This non-invasive procedure is commonly used to examine the heart, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs. Ultrasound helps veterinarians assess organ function, detect abnormalities, and guide procedures like biopsies.
- Advanced imaging – depending on the nature of your pet’s illness and imaging needs, referral for CT (Computed Tomography) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) may be recommended.
Radiology is a necessary and non-invasive tool our veterinarians utilize to identify and understand the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. When we have clear images, that allows us to formulate the most effective treatment plan for your pet.