All Greencross Vet clinics are equipped with high quality radiograph equipment. This is because radiographs provide a great way to look at what is happening on the inside of your pet. The two main types of tissues we look at using radiographs are bones and soft tissue structures.
Conditions affecting the bones that may be diagnosed using radiographs include fractures, osteoarthritis, spinal problems, dislocations, bone cancer and cruciate ligament ruptures, to name a few.
Conditions affecting soft tissue structures include: heart enlargement, pneumonia, cancer, stomach or intestinal foreign bodies, kidney disease, bladder stones, constipation and pancreatitis.
Radiographs are also used alongside dentistry to assess what is happening to the roots of teeth underneath the gum line. This helps us to assess which teeth are diseased and therefore need treatment or extraction.
Radiographs are quite safe for your pet and can be conducted with a light sedative to stop your pet from becoming over anxious, and keep them calm and happy.
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