It is amazing what can be found without surgery inside your pet’s body, if the right imaging equipment is used and the right person is looking.
Our specialists, certified in radiology, work closely with your pet’s medical team, using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and interpretation procedures to obtain an accurate diagnosis or verify treatment progress.
Imaging modalities we use
Happy Tails uses digital radiography (X-rays), which provides quicker, clearer and faster images than film X-ray. A digital X-ray is taken and processed in four seconds. Like a digital photo, a digital radiograph can be enhanced after it is taken allowing us to highlight the image in ways that are not possible with film X-ray.
Ultrasound allows the veterinarian to visualize and examine many body organs and systems, including the liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidney, pancreas and bladder. Sedation is rarely necessary unless ultrasound-guided biopsies are being performed.
If your family veterinarian has referred your pet for an outpatient ultrasound, please be aware of the following:
- To obtain the best quality images, the fur will be shaved from the body part to be imaged. We strive to shave as little as possible.
- Our staff will provide a report to your veterinarian with electronically transferred image. However we don’t give X-ray prints.
If the need arises, we do facilitate and supervise CT & MRI procedures including contrast studies as well as interventional procedures under sedation and anesthesia with state of art facilities at human imaging clinics.