X-Rays and Ultrasounds
Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital offers a variety of imaging techniques to enable our Doctors of Veterinary Medicine to view the internal organs and structures of your pet in a pain-free, non-invasive manner. Our doctors have a thorough understanding of the indications and guidelines for x-ray and ultrasound examinations and are familiar with alternative and complementary imaging and diagnostic procedures.
Did You Know?
Ultrasonography is fast becoming one of the most useful diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine and is considered the imaging modality of choice for many diseases and conditions. Ultrasound produces a visual map of the interior of the body and is often a critical tool for to the comprehensive diagnosis of cancer, adrenal disease, liver disease, kidney disease and gastrointestinal problems.
Examples of when ultrasonography is important:
Radiographic Imaging (x-ray) is the diagnostic modality of choice for a number of problems ranging from broken bones, pneumonia, and swallowed foreign objects. Radiographs are particularly useful for visualizing and diagnosing orthopedic problems such as bone fractures, hip dysplasia, and arthritic changes in joints. Contrast medium (dyes) may be used in combination with x-rays, such as for the use of an intestinal contrast study to diagnose a swallowed object.
Extremely important during even routine dental cleanings!
60% of the tooth lies, unseen, below the gumline. That's a lot of hidden disease! Dental Radiographs are the cornerstone of quality veterinary dentistry, yet only 10-15% of veterinary practitioners are using this valuable diagnostic tool.
Our Digital Dental Radiography is the same technology modern human dentists utilize for superior imaging and diagnostics. Not only does SNVH utilize Dental Radiography for identifying periodontal disease, SNVH has been using Digital Dental Radiography for its dental imaging since 2006.