Radiology & Digital X-Ray

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As the team at Boundary Animal Hospital continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer pet x-ray services in order to provide excellent care to our patients.

X-rays allow us to see many things we would not otherwise know about your pets. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. We most often use x-rays to help diagnose a dog or cat’s issues as it is one of the best tools. Being that our pets cannot directly tell us what a problem may be, having an x-ray done is often helpful in offering up a clearer picture of the problem so our veterinary team can come up with the appropriate solutions.

Need an x-ray for your pet?

Radiography for pets is painless, safe, and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of your pet’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs. The shape and position of your cat or dog’s organs can be altered or distorted by certain medical conditions, including intestinal blockage or cancer. Tumors, depending on their size and location, can also sometimes be detected using radiography. Radiography can also be used to diagnose bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases, and a variety of other conditions.