Exceptional care requires advanced diagnostics including quick access to radiography, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) scanning. Our doctors are able to obtain clear, detailed X-ray images using the most advanced digital radiography system available. Digital radiography uses less radiation than traditional systems and provides the highest quality images that may then be transmitted electronically or by disc to other doctors or hospitals.
Ultrasound allows us to safely and rapidly view organs using penetrative sound waves. As a complement to X-rays, ultrasound allows our doctors to visualize the body three dimensionally. Among other things, ultrasound allows a beating heart to be measured and photographed, a small mass in the spleen to be identified, or a pregnancy to be accurately evaluated.
In 2008, PetCare introduced computed tomography (CT) to our imaging center, taking patient diagnostics and care to the next level. The CT scan allows doctors to investigate parts of the body that are difficult to evaluate with X-rays or ultrasound. A scan of the brain, chest, or abdomen can provide critical information when more detail is necessary.