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We provide a digital radiography system to capture body images for diagnostic purposes. Digital x-rays can give our veterinarians a visual representation of your pet’s bones, limbs, torso and more and help find problem spots within their body. This will give us the best visual aid to determine a course of treatment for your pet.
Sometimes, blood tests and x-rays do not give us enough information to tell you what is wrong with your cat or dog. At Cole Veterinary Hospital, we have a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine which we can use to further evaluate your pet’s internal organs
An Ultrasound Examination Is Painless and Non-Invasive
An ultrasound machine works by bouncing sound waves off different organs in the body, and using those returning sound waves to create a picture. Because it uses sound waves, ultrasound examinations do not expose your dogs or cats to any additional ionizing radiation like multiple series of x-rays can potentially do. An ultrasound examination is painless and non-invasive. If your pet is exhibiting pain or discomfort, we will often give a pain injection prior to the examination. Otherwise, most pets will lie on their backs on a cushioned trough in a darkened room. The exam itself usually takes less than one hour.
The Appropriate Treatment
There are many uses of the ultrasound machine in a veterinary practice. Some common uses include:
This information helps us to determine the appropriate treatment for your pet, or guides us in the process of referral.