Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound Sacramento
Veterinary radiology provides a means of obtaining views of your pet’s internal organs by using X-rays, ultrasound, and other non-invasive imaging procedures. In veterinary medicine, X-rays are used to examine and diagnose conditions inside your pet’s body that are out of sight to the veterinarian. Just as with their human owners, X-rays are used when needed in examining your pet’s teeth, chest, bone fractures, and other internal areas of your pet’s body.
Ultrasonography can be used to examine and evaluate various parts of an animal. It uses the same technology that is used in human ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound can be used internally (transrectally) or externally (on the body wall/skin surface).
The ultrasound probe contains crystals with specialized properties – primarily that they can both create and receive ultrasound waves. These ultrasound waves are able to pass through some body tissues more easily than others. As an ultrasound wave encounters a tissue, it is either reflected back to the probe, absorbed by the tissues or refracted (‘scattered’) into neighbouring tissues.
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