At times, a standard wellness exam isn’t enough to fully understand or diagnose the extent of an animal’s health condition. That’s why Thornhill Pet Hospital relies on diagnostic imaging, which allows us to examine your pet internally. For your convenience, our digital radiography and ultrasonography services are both available in-house.
Digital radiography is among the most advanced technology options available for veterinary practices, and we are pleased to offer its benefits to our patients, their owners, and our veterinarians. Digital radiography uses digital X-ray sensors to create an image, which requires less radiation than film. This allows us to safely examine your pet’s bone structures and internal organs to determine if there are any fractures, foreign bodies, or other abnormalities.
Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-ray technology results in image creation in just a few seconds. This means less wait time for you and your pet. In addition, the images are much clearer than film images, and they can be instantly displayed on a monitor. Because of the digital nature of this technology, the images can be easily and quickly enhanced to show detail. They can also be shared digitally if necessary, such as to a referring specialist.