We use x-rays to examine the size, shape and position of organs in the body.
Radiology is particularly important in the diagnosis of bone fractures, gastrointestinal disorders, bladder stones, heart disease, lung problems, tumors and other internal abnormalities. We also use x-rays to determine if there is foreign material in the body, such as bladder stones or digestive tract foreign bodies or obstructions (e.g. bones, corn cobs, fishing hooks!).
Sometimes we use a technique called contrast radiology to help us better determine what is going on in our patients. This form of x-rays uses material we place in the patient to highlight or contrast specific areas that may not show up very well with plain x-rays.
King Street Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a modern radiographic apparatus and automatic developer, producing high quality radiographs.
Most radiographs are taken with a mild sedation but in some cases a general anaesthesia is required. We will inform you if a general anaesthetic is required for your pet.