At Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists, our board-certified veterinary radiologist provides diagnostic imaging and interpretation to diagnose medical conditions.
What are veterinary radiology services?
Our ability to incorporate digital radiology into our diagnostic capabilities at Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists leads to more immediate treatment.
These images allow our veterinarians and specialists, along with primary care veterinarians who refer patients to us, the chance to share patient information more efficiently.
Along with providing state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services, our radiologist can provide outpatient ultrasounds and film-reading services for your primary care veterinarian.
When is barium used with radiographs?
Barium is a contrast dye used to highlight part of the gastrointestinal tract. It can help diagnose blockages or obstructions in your pet's internal system such as rubber, plastic, toys and more.
What are digital X-Rays (radiographs)?
A radiograph or digital X-Ray is a type of photograph that allows us to examine the inside of the body. It reveals information that may be invisible from the outside.
Radiography is safe, painless and completely non-invasive. It also uses only very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography.
Radiographs may be used to evaluate bones and organs, and to diagnose conditions including fractured bones, spinal cord diseases, chronic arthritis, bladder stones and some tumors.