Radiology is one of the most useful diagnostic procedure when it comes to evaluating your pet. X-rays allow us to see the size, shape and location of internal organs and allows us to diagnose foreign objects inside your pet’s body. With the advent of digital radiology, our veterinarians are able to capture clear, high-resolution images of your pet’s insides, leading to a faster, more accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays are highly beneficial for your pet, our staff and the environment:
Some of the advantages of digital radiology include:
Digital x-rays can be saved on a disk and sent home with you as part of your pet’s medical records. Digital x-rays also are easier to store and transport than traditional film x-rays.
Images can be emailed to specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed, leading to a faster diagnosis for your pet.
Because fewer radiographs are needed, your pet’s time on the x-ray table is reduced. This means less stress for your pet.
Digital x-rays eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.
Cardiac and Abdominal Ultrasound
Ultrasound is an important, non-invasive, diagnostic test used for identifying abdominal and cardiac problems. Ardmore Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest veterinary ultrasound technology to help diagnose problems quickly and efficiently. Because the procedure is non-invasive, anesthesia is not necessary, resulting in a less-stressful, more comfortable visit for your pet.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound-waves to produce images of your pet’s internal organs. Cardiac ultrasound produces images of the heart as it is beating, giving your veterinarian a detailed view of the heart valves, and the heart muscles. Abdominal ultrasound is useful for examining the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys as well as detecting reproductive abnormalities.
Sometimes a physical exam is not enough to identify the exact cause of an illness. Ardmore Animal Hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art, in-house laboratory capable of measuring nearly one hundred laboratory values, with results often available in a few minutes or less. Trained, experienced technicians staff our laboratory and they are capable of interpreting your pet’s laboratory results quickly and accurately.
Complete blood counts, blood chemistry profiles, urinalysis, fecal exams and heartworm tests are commonly performed in our laboratory. We have invested heavily in the most up-to-date laboratory instruments in order to provide the best possible care for your pet.