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What is an X-Ray?
An x-ray is a two-dimensional image showing the bones, organs, and other internal body structures.
An x-ray is a type of electromagnetic energy that is carried in waves by photons. An x-ray beam passes through the body and the electromagnetic waves of the beam are absorbed by the body in varying degrees. The more a part of the body absorbs the x-ray beams, the whiter it will appear on the x-ray film – bones show up as white as they absorb more x-ray beams than other areas.
An x-ray can show valuable information including injuries to bone and soft tissue or abnormal or foreign objects that may be in your pet’s body.
X-rays can be used all over the body, and as they are non-invasive, they are painless for your pet.
Why your pet may require an X-Ray
X-rays are used to diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions that can affect any area
of your pet’s body. Some of the reasons our pet may need to have an x-ray includes:
- To assess, diagnose, and monitor bone conditions that may affect your pet
X-rays are commonly used to diagnose a wide range of issues that can affect the bone health of an animal. Some common bone conditions that may be diagnosed using an X-ray include fractures, dislocations, breaks, arthritis, and spinal or bone structure conditions.
X-rays are also used to monitor any ongoing conditions and the healing of any of these bone conditions. They can also be used to monitor bone growth and development in young animals.
- To assess, diagnose, and monitor some soft tissue conditions that may affect your pet
A number of different soft tissue conditions can affect animals and some of these can be diagnosed and monitored through the use of an x-ray.
- Heart conditions, such as enlargements
- Pneumonia, asthma and other chest or lung conditions
- Stomach issues
- Kidney Disease
- Bladder or kidney stones
If your pet has swallowed a foreign object
An x-ray can be used to determine whether there is a foreign object lodged in your pet’s body and the location of the foreign object. An X-ray can show many different materials; however, it is not always the most effective method of determining whether a foreign object is present in an animal.
- To assess, diagnose and monitor dental conditions that may be affecting your pet
X-rays are used to determine the extent of dental issues and conditions that may be affecting your pet. They can be used to assess the teeth roots which are under the gums and can help pinpoint the source of any pain or discomfort your pet may be experiencing in your teeth.
- In emergency situations
If an animal has been involved in an accident or has suddenly become unwell, it is common for an x-ray to be done to determine whether there have been any breaks, fractures, or injuries. It is a handy diagnosis tool as it is non-invasive and painless for your pet.
- If your pet is a senior pet
X-rays can be a routine care procedure for your pet if they are senior. This is because they are more susceptible to developing conditions such as cancer or arthritis. An x-ray can help to determine this.
X-Rays for your pet at Bundaberg Emergency Animal Hospital
At Bundaberg Emergency Animal Hospital, we know how stressful it can be when your pet is unwell. This stress can affect both you and your pet, which is why we always provide a high level of professional care for your pet.
It’s our aim to make you and your pet’s emergency experience as worry free as possible. If you pet is unwell or requires an emergency x-ray, our highly skilled veterinarian team can help you today.Call Us Now 1800 232 423
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an x-ray and an ultrasound?
Ultrasounds and X-rays are both useful diagnosis tools that allow vets to see the internal structures of your pet’s body. While they are often used in conjunction with one another they do have some notable differences.
X-rays use electromagnetic beams while ultrasounds use soundwave echoes to generate an image of the area being examined. An ultrasound can provide a detailed view of soft tissue and organs, which makes it easier to distinguish between the different parts of the body.
An x-ray involves taking a static image of the area being examined, which can make it a faster procedure than an ultrasound.
Are x-rays dangerous for pets?
X-rays are safe for you pet. The level of radiation they are exposed to during an x-ray is very low and does not cause any harm for your pet.
Does my pet need to be sedated for an x-ray?
Your pet doesn’t always need to be sedated for an x-ray. If they are nervous or uncomfortable, they may need to be sedated in order for us to x-ray them properly.
If your pet is in pain from an injury or may need to lay in an uncomfortable position in order to be x-rayed properly, it may be best to sedate them for the x-ray.
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