PCVH utilizes high resolution digital radiology to aid your doctor in rapidly identifying orthopedic conditions, pinpointing the size and location of tumors and growths, evaluating for signs of heart disease and much more. They give us an insider’s view to what may be at the root of your pet’s discomfort.
Why do you want digital x-rays for your pet? Simple: they deliver superior image quality, faster results and less radiation for your pet than conventional x-rays. Digital images can also be electronically transferred to a specialist or emailed directly to you.
Ultrasound – What It Is and How Is It Used to Diagnose Your Pet?
Ultrasound is a safe and painless way to image internal organs by using high-frequency sound wave. Our board certified radiologist can perform abdominal, thoracic, orthopedic, and skull ultrasonography.
What To Expect
Your pet will need to fast for the procedure and you will drop off your pet at our hospital that morning. Often the area in question will be shaved to allow proper imaging. Rarely does a patient require sedation, but should it be necessary or you wish your pet to receive sedation, we will gladly comply. The radiologist will provide a report and communicate with your doctor their findings so we can formulate a treatment plan and offer a prognosis.
If the radiologist recommends a procedure called an Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA), the specialist performs this at the time of the ultrasound.