Ultrasound and X-ray for Pets

Contact our team to schedule your pet's next diagnostic visit to the vet.

When it comes to your pet’s health, our team uses ultrasounds and X-rays (radiology) to learn what’s happening inside their body. Physical examinations are not always enough to diagnose your pet, even if they are showing physical signs of illness. With the use of ultrasounds and X-rays, we can accurately diagnose your pet and get them the treatment they need.

What are X-rays and ultrasounds?

X-rays use radiation to capture images of your pet’s internal system. We offer digital radiology, which means the scans are displayed on a computer rather than on film. This digital imaging technology allows us to obtain and review X-ray images within minutes and readily transmit digital information to imaging specialists where recommended.

Ultrasounds use sound waves to show the internal organs of your pet. Our team applies gel to the area of interest to get a visual. A special wand connected to a monitor is waved across the specific area. The wand emits sound waves that echo based on the amount of fluid or how dense the structure is.

These procedures are advanced. Special training is required to carry out and interpret the results. At Glenview Animal Hospital, our team has years of experience and knowledge in performing ultrasounds and X-rays. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at 250-478-4075.

What are ultrasounds and X-rays used to diagnose?

X-rays provide valuable information about your pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, bladder, and prostate.

We use ultrasounds to evaluate your pet’s heart, kidney, gallbladder, and liver. The tool can also detect cysts, tumours, and pregnancies.

Will my pet be sedated?

Ultrasounds don’t require any sedation. However, X-rays are different. To get clear scans, your pet needs to remain completely still, so sedation is required.

How safe are X-rays?

Our hospital offers digital X-rays, which use less radiation than traditional X-rays. This means our patients are unlikely to develop any health issues from radiation.

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