A Clear View: Veterinary Digital X-rays, Ultrasound, & Endoscopy
Digital radiology, as opposed to traditional, film-based radiology, offers a great advantage in modern veterinary medicine for its high-definition clarity, fast processing and ability to be shared quickly.
State-of-the-art digital radiology is used at our clinic to diagnose many of the following conditions:
- Bone fractures
- Tumors and other abnormal masses
- Foreign objects
- Dental problems
- Cardiac abnormalities
- Pulmonary disease
Ultrasound is a wonderful option to view the internal organs in a gentle, noninvasive manner. It can be particularly useful for pregnant pets to safely assess the health of the developing puppies or kittens. In addition, ultrasound is commonly performed as a way to determine the condition of the heart, kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal system, bladder and other organs.
Horn Lake Animal Hospital is proud to be one of the few animal hospitals in the area equipped with ultrasound.
Endoscopy is another minimally invasive way for your veterinarian to get a look inside of the ears, esophagus, colon, bladder, stomach and other internal organs of your pet. When a foreign object has been swallowed by a dog or cat, an endoscope is a very effective piece of equipment to assist in retrieving the obstruction without the need for surgery.
Endoscopy is an essential component of many procedures, to help minimize pain and encourage faster recovery for pet patients—something we all want for our pets.
To learn more about diagnostic services and how they can benefit your pet, please call us or stop by.