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Boca Raton Animal Hospital Digital RadiologyIf your pet is suffering then it is understandable that you will want to help them as soon as possible. Of course, before treatment can begin, the vet needs to know exactly what is wrong with them. This is what X-Rays are for. However, in the past X-Rays took too long to process, sometimes as long as a few days. This means the pain of the pet is being extended needlessly. For this reason we utilize Digital Radiology at our Boca Raton Office.
Digital Radiology Photographs are Digital X-Rays. This means that the vet who is diagnosing your pet will get fast results. As this is in a digital format there is absolutely no processing and development time required, and in most cases the diagnosis can be made instantly.
Our Digital Radiology unit is used by our vets to help identify, or monitor muscular-skeletal issues, cardiovascular problems, gastrointestinal issues, as well as issues related to the reproductive and urinary systems.
We only use top of the range X-Ray Equipment which uses the highest quality radio-graphic film to help with the diagnostic procedures. This ensures that your pet is diagnosed as quickly as possible, and thus can receive treatment quickly.
In addition to the diagnostic procedures carried out by our Digital Radiology machines, we also use them for many specialty procedures including GI Series and Bladder Contrast Studies. These are both important for identifying long term and monitoring chronic issues.
If we need to diagnose issues with the internal organs then we will use our ultrasound machines. This is a non-invasive technology, similar to what is utilized in hospitals that can identify internal organs without causing any pain to the animal. This procedure is normally carried out on the heart and abdominal organs, although it can be used on any part of the body. In addition to this, we are also able to offer pregnancy exams using the ultrasound technology.
We understand that not all pets are going to feel comfortable undergoing these procedures. This is why we only use specialist staff to operate the equipment. They will know how to calm your pet down, and ultimately ensure that the procedure is completed in the most effective and quickest way possible.
Remember, we only use the highest quality equipment so you can be sure that your pet is in the safest possible hands when it comes to diagnosis of their ailments.