Pet X-Rays

Quick diagnosis leads to quick treatment.

With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take off a pet’s systems to see what is wrong. This has allowed us to detect things like hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We share these digital images with specialists who consult with us on difficult cases.

Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.

How does it work?

When a pet is being radiographed, an x-ray beam passes through its body and hits a piece of radiographic film. Images on the film appear as various shades of gray and reflect the anatomy of the animal. Bones, which absorb more x-rays, appear as light gray structures. Soft tissues, such as the lungs, absorb fewer x-rays and appear as dark gray structures. Interpretation of radiographs requires considerable skill on the part of the veterinarian.

The Animal Clinic Inc. team is here for your pet.

With over 57 years of experience, we can help get your pet back to full health in no time! Contact us today with any questions.

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408 Highland Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Phone: 319-337-2123
Fax: 319-341-6017
Email: animalclinic@msn.com

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

In case of emergency:

Please contact our friends at Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center. You can also call them at 319-841-5161.

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