From a diagnostic perspective, x-rays serve as an invaluable role in veterinary medicine. They provide a view of the heart, lungs, and musculoskeletal system of the animal and visualize any deformities or abnormalities.
In the past, a diagnostic issue that may have required surgery to understand, now can be addressed with the noninvasive means of an x-ray.
Lakeland Veterinary Hospital offers some of the most technologically advanced digital x-ray machines to examine clients, instead of older versions or film x-ray. X-ray radiology has made many advances in the past few decades, and is continually improving to improve safety and comfort for the animals in our care. Some of the benefits of the latest digital x-rays we employ include,
The procedure for obtaining an x-ray image is simple and pain-free for the pet. We simply lay them down on the x-ray table with the help of a certified technician to keep them from moving using a controlled but gentle technique, and take a picture of the area of concern with our x-ray machine. Because the x-ray machine captures a different spectrum of light than the visible spectrum of our human eyes, the resulting image will depict the musculoskeletal system of the patient.
For complex or rare conditions, we will send the resulting images to a radiologist or specialist for help with diagnosis.
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Baxter, MN 56425
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