Pet Digital X-rays

At Animal Medical Center of Troy, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside an animal’s body in a non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create complete images of all the body’s organs.

Pet Digital X-rays in Rochester Hills, MI

The use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illnesses that we may not be able to see otherwise.

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Pet Digital X-rays

A pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate) are commonly examined using radiology (x-rays). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of potential explanations for a pet’s condition, pinpoint the actual cause of an issue, or rule out potential concerns.

How Does It Work?

An X-ray beam goes through a pet’s body and strikes an X-ray sensitive plate. The resulting images are in varying hues of grey and mirror the animal’s anatomy. Bones look like light grey structures because they absorb more X-rays. The lungs, for example, absorb fewer X-rays and appear as dark grey structures. To accurately interpret radiograph results, a veterinarian must be experienced and have specialized training.