Digital X-Rays: A Critical Tool for Modern Veterinary Diagnostics
Nature Coast Animal Wellness is proud to offer digital imaging because the use of digital radiograph technology is a critical tool in modern diagnostic procedures. Radiographs, which are commonly known as X-rays, are used to evaluate injuries and conditions which require more than external examination. Radiology equipment gives us a non-evasive way to observe your pet’s internal anatomy so that we can provide a more thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our veterinarian use radiographs to detect bone fractures, bladder stones, and tumors, soft tissue problems (those related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems) as well as to locate swallowed foreign objects such as toys or rocks.
The imaging procedure is completely painless and can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation. However, in some cases, patients will need to be lightly sedated or require general anesthesia. Our team will discuss this with you prior to the procedure taking place.
In some cases, X-rays can be taken immediately and provide us with the information we need in urgent situations. However, in some cases your pet may have to be admitted for the day.
Our Veterinarian will discuss the results with you, show you the images and provide you with a diagnosis & treatment plan.
We can also email the images to you upon your request.