Pet Digital Radiology in Havelock, NC
The Emergency Pet Hospital uses digital radiograph technology as a critical tool in modern diagnostic procedures. Radiographs, which are commonly known as X-rays, are used to evaluate injuries and conditions which require more than external examination. Digital radiology equipment gives us a non-invasive way to observe your pet’s internal physiology so that we can provide a more thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our veterinarians use radiographs to detect bone fractures, bladder stones, tumors, and soft tissue abnormalities (those related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems) as well as to locate ingested foreign objects such as toys, rocks, fish hooks, and an odd array of various items.
The imaging procedure can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation. However, due to illness or injury, your pet can be very painful. The veterinarian may administer pain medication, a sedative, or general anesthesia in cases where a dog or cat has trouble becoming fully relaxed naturally. The Emergency Pet Hospital also offers Idexx radiographic evaluations, a service that provides our radiographs to be evaluated by board-certified radiologists who give us their expert advice and reports within a few hours.