An important diagnostic tool that we use at Animal Hospital of Onslow County is digital radiography. Diagnostic tools such as x-rays are essential to veterinary clinics because our pets cannot communicate to us in words and tell us when something is wrong. Additionally, a physical exam does not always provide all the information a veterinarian needs to determine the overall health of your pet.
Digital radiography enables us to safely and quickly assess the status of injuries or diseases that may be affecting your pet. The images produced through this digital technique help our veterinarians diagnose fractures, locate foreign objects, detect masses such as tumors, measure organ size for disease, diagnose pneumonia, discover pregnancies, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, and certain spinal cord diseases.
Digital radiography is a painless, safe, completely non-invasive procedure, and uses very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Another advantage of digital radiography is that it provides images much faster and with greater clarity than traditional x-rays. These digital images can be manipulated, enhanced, and contrasted, allowing our doctor to diagnose a condition more accurately. Additionally, the digital images may be shared instantly with board certified veterinary radiologists for consultation if required.
Serving pet owners in the locale of Jacksonville, Maysville, and Camp Lejeune, Animal Hospital of Onslow County can diagnose your pet’s condition using digital radiography and our in-clinic laboratory.