Leading Diagnostic Imaging Technology
When a cat or dog is ill, it can be challenging to determine the underlying cause. Therefore, we rely heavily on diagnostic testing to properly identify problems and treat our patients. Diagnostic screening is also used to evaluate the overall health of senior pets or pets about to undergo anesthesia.
At Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital, we use both radiography (X-ray) and ultrasound technology to provide a thorough examination of your pet’s internal health. Both procedures are very safe, but each offers unique advantages in different situations.
X-rays are especially useful to show changes in bone, irregular shapes in the abdomen, or the presence of foreign objects. Common reasons why a veterinarian might recommend a radiograph include the evaluation of broken bones, suspected injuries, or confirmation of a pregnancy.
Ultrasounds are valuable when we need to monitor real-time organ or blood activity. The exams are noninvasive, require no chemicals, and can provide viewpoints from various angles quickly and easily. Frequently, ultrasound technology is used to evaluate the abdominal region as well as the chest, heart, and any suspicious masses.
When it comes to treating your cat or dog, one of the most important tools at our disposal are digital X-rays. Digital technology allows us to examine and distribute images much more quickly and requires less radiation than conventional methods. Similar to the transition from film cameras to digital photography, the use of digital imaging is a great advancement in veterinary care, and Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital is proud to be at the forefront of this change.
At Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital, we use the MEdRx Video Scope to perform otoscopic exams. This specialized equipment enables us to view the inside of your pet’s ear, including the eardrum, at highly magnified levels. The working channel on the scope also allows us to administer treatments for diseased eardrums and retrieve foreign bodies from the ear.