Digital Radiography

Digital radiography has become an extremely effective and essential diagnostic tool for veterinarians because it is painless, safe, and non-invasive, and it provides information about interior parts of the body quickly and without the need for numerous retakes.

At St. Francis Hospital for Animals, digital radiography enables us to assess the status of injuries or diseases that may be affecting your pet. The images produced through this digital technique help our veterinarians diagnose fractures, locate foreign objects, detect masses such as tumors, measure organ size for disease, diagnose pneumonia, and discover pregnancies, bladder stones, chronic arthritis, and certain spinal cord diseases. Our digital dental radiography allows our experienced doctors to check for tooth fractures and oral tumors as well.

Because digital radiography uses such low doses of radiation, and the level of radiation exposure is so low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Another advantage of digital radiography is that it provides images much faster and with greater clarity than traditional x-rays. These digital images can be manipulated, enhanced, and contrasted, allowing our doctor to diagnose a condition more accurately. Additionally, the digital images may be shared instantly with board-certified veterinary radiologists for consultation if required.

Serving pet owners in greater Charlotte and the surrounding areas, St. Francis Hospital for Animals can diagnose your pet’s condition using digital radiography and other diagnostic techniques even though your pet cannot speak and tell us what is wrong.