X-rays are a non invasive diagnostic tool to see within the body, such as the chest, abdomen, legs, and arms. They are used to help rule out and diagnose certain diseases. Sometimes we combine X-rays with other diagnostic tests, such as blood work and urine testing, to get a bigger picture. At Apple Creek Animal Hospital we perform digital radiography which allows for instant high quality images.
Ultrasound is another type of imaging that uses sound waves to obtain an image of the internal organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys. The advantages of ultrasound is the visualization of these organs under real time. When abnormalities are observed, ultrasounds can be used as a guide to biopsy that area. The ultrasound procedure is completely non invasive but can be very informative.