Tupelo Small Animal Hospital considers the use of digital radiography as a critical tool in modern diagnostic procedures. Radiographs, which are commonly known as X-rays, are used to evaluate injuries and conditions which require more than external examination. Radiology provides a non-evasive method to evaluate skeletal and soft tissue structures to provide a more thorough and accurate diagnosis. Our veterinarians use radiographs to detect bone fractures, bladder stones, tumors, soft tissue problems (those related to the heart, stomach, intestines, reproductive, and urinary systems,) and to locate swallowed foreign objects such as toys or rocks.
The imaging procedure is completely painless and can be performed on calm and cooperative pets without sedation. Your veterinarian may administer a sedative or general anesthesia in cases where a dog or cat has trouble becoming fully relaxed naturally.
Our X-rays can be evaluated by board-certified radiologists who give us their expert advice and reports within a few hours.
Your pet may need to be admitted for the day for a radiology procedure. However, we can often have X-rays taken immediately and have the information we need in urgent situations.
Copies of X-rays can be burned onto a CD and viewed on any computer at the owner’s request.