Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital Offers Pet Radiology
As in human medicine, radiology has allowed veterinarians to “see” inside the body in order to detect illnesses and injuries. These techniques allow vets to provide more accurate treatment, faster to help animals in distress. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, IL, we offer several radiology methods for the diagnosis of pet injuries and illnesses.
X-rays have been a mainstay of veterinary medicine for many decades. This technology provides an image of the hard structures of the body, such as the bones, joints and spine. It can also locate certain types of obstructions in the body that may require surgery to remove. The extent of fractures of the bones and osteoarthritis can easily be detected on x-rays.
X-rays are sometimes used to detect pregnancies in animals and for determining how many puppies or kittens are coming or if there are problems with the births. X-rays are also useful in diagnosing dental problems in animals. Bladder stones, a common problem in cats and dogs, can also be detected by x-ray.
Ultrasound is a new technology that has many uses in veterinary medicine. Ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off the soft tissues inside the body, which produce echoes that are then translated into images on a computer screen. The resulting image can be carefully analyzed to find abnormalities that could indicate illness or injury. Ultrasound is used to diagnose reproductive issues, disorders of the heart, lungs and kidneys, joint problems and disorders of the intestines.
Radiology For Diagnosing Stomach Issues
Radiologic methods such as x-rays and ultrasound have made diagnosing problems of the stomach and intestines, without having to do invasive, exploratory surgery. In this way, foreign bodies that are swallowed, obstructions and tumors of the intestines can be quickly found and treated. Radiology allows vets to diagnose these problems with greater accuracy, which helps pets to feel better faster.
Make Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Bloomington
Dr. Tatro and the team at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital use their knowledge and experience to help their patients in Bloomington, IL at every stage of life. We offer many services at our animal clinic, including wellness care, vaccinations, surgery, microchipping, dental care, preventative care, and boarding.
Call Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital today at 309-663-1414 for an appointment to learn how today’s radiology techniques can help to keep your pet healthy.