Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services

Pet Digital X-ray

At Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital in Plano, TX, we understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnostic imaging in veterinary care. That’s why we offer pet digital X-rays in Plano, TX, to help diagnose and treat various medical conditions in dogs and cats.

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What is Pet Digital X-ray?

Pet digital X-ray, also known as radiography, is a non-invasive imaging technique used to visualize the internal structures of a pet’s body. It involves exposing the pet to a small dose of ionizing radiation, which passes through the body and is captured by a digital detector. The resulting images provide detailed views of the bones, organs, and soft tissues, allowing veterinarians to assess for abnormalities such as fractures, tumors, or foreign objects.

Benefits of Pet Digital X-ray

Accurate Diagnosis

Digital X-ray technology produces high-quality images with superior detail and clarity compared to traditional film X-rays. This enhanced image quality enables our veterinary team to make more accurate diagnoses, leading to better treatment outcomes for your pet.

Quick Results

With digital X-ray technology, images are captured and processed almost instantly, eliminating the need for time-consuming film processing. This means faster results for pet owners and reduced wait times for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Reduced Radiation Exposure

Digital X-ray systems require lower radiation levels than traditional film X-rays, reducing the potential risks of radiation exposure for your pets and our veterinary staff. Our advanced digital X-ray equipment is designed with safety in mind, prioritizing your pet’s well-being.

Convenient Storage and Sharing

Digital X-ray images can be stored electronically in our patient database, making them easily accessible for future reference and comparison. Additionally, digital images can be quickly shared with specialists or other veterinary professionals if necessary, facilitating collaborative care for your pet.

When is Pet Digital X-ray Necessary?

Pet digital X-ray may be recommended in a variety of situations, including:

  • Evaluation of Lameness or Injury: X-rays can help identify fractures, joint abnormalities, or soft tissue injuries causing lameness or pain in pets.
  • Diagnosis of Respiratory Conditions: X-rays are commonly used to assess for respiratory conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or lung tumors in dogs and cats.
  • Assessment of Abdominal Issues: X-rays can reveal abdominal abnormalities, including gastrointestinal obstructions, bladder stones, or tumors.
  • Screening for Cardiac Conditions: X-rays may be used to evaluate the heart and lungs for signs of heart disease or congestive heart failure.

If your pet is experiencing symptoms such as lameness, respiratory distress, or abdominal pain, our veterinary team may recommend a digital X-ray as part of the diagnostic workup to determine the underlying cause of your pet’s condition.

Trust Us for Pet Digital X-ray Services

At Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital, we are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for pets in Plano, TX, and the surrounding areas. Our state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment, combined with the expertise of our veterinary team, ensures that your pet receives the highest standard of diagnostic imaging services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our pet digital X-ray services. Your pet’s health and well-being are our top priorities.