Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, has proven to be a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound services as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases
Digital radiology is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine.As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, the New Georgia Animal Hospital is pleased to offer digital radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.
We no longer chemically process our x-rays. Your pets' images are captured digitally and can be stored on the computer or on disks. Not only is this more efficient, but it allows the image to be shared with our clients more easily. The process takes less time and requires less radiation. Specialists may review the images online with our authorization and consultation with a board certified veterinary radiologist can be done within a 24 hour period.
Radiography is painless, safe and completely non-invasive, and it uses only very low doses of radiation. Even pregnant female pets and very young animals can undergo radiography. With the help of the images, we can evaluate the size and shape of bones, the position of many of the body's organs and in some cases the appearance of tumors. Bladder stones, broken bones, chronic arthritis, certain spinal cord diseases and a variety of other conditions can also be detected.
Digital radiography is an important tool that can help your veterinarians make the correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by our caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.