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Digital X-Rays At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic
At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, our vet team is 100% committed to bringing you to best of what veterinary medicine has to offer. Not only does having advanced techniques and the best technology allow us to do our job better, but it also helps improve the bottom line for you and your animal companion. For this reason, we're proud to offer in-house digital X-ray technology to pet owners from Greenfield, Greendale, Oak Creek, and surrounding Wisconsin areas.
3 Benefits Of Digital Radiographs
X-ray technology has been used for many decades as an effective non-invasive way for veterinarians to see inside an animal's body. An X-ray machine works by sending high energy x-ray beams into the targeted area of your pet's body. The denser materials within your pet's body--including bones and teeth--will absorb the X-ray, and this is captured on a digital film.
Digital radiographs have only recently appeared in clinical use, and are generally preferable to traditional X-ray imaging for several reasons:
- Less radiation. While traditional X-rays are considered safe to use in animals, digital radiographs expose your animal to an even smaller amount of radiation (high levels of which have been shown to have health consequences for humans and animals).
- Higher-quality imaging. Images taken on digital X-ray technology are sharper, more detailed, and more precise, helping our vet team make more accurate diagnoses, even of conditions that traditional imaging may have missed.
- Increased ease of information sharing among need-to-know team members. Imaging results from digital radiographs are more readily available and easier to send and share with all the relevant team members, including your pet's primary veterinarian, orthopedic specialists, and more.
Why Might My Animal Need A Digital X-Ray?
We may recommend that you have your cat or dog receive digital radiographs for one of the several reasons:
- To assess your pet's dental health and to check the integrity of teeth and jaw bones
- To check for bone fractures, joint dislocations, and other injuries related to blunt or high-force trauma (e.g., car accident)
- To visualize and/or confirm the presence of an ingested foreign object
- To rule in or out the presence of certain health conditions, including bone tumors
During a digital X-ray scan, we'll most likely put your pet under sedation or, if necessary, general anesthesia. This is to ensure that your pet stays still and comfortable during the procedure so that any images collected will be as clear and readable as possible.
Call Your Veterinarian Serving Greenfield Today!
If you'd like to learn more about our animal hospital, including the services we offer and the conditions we treat, then call 414-282-5230 to speak with your veterinarian serving Greenfield, Greendale, Oak Creek and surrounding areas.