Here are some common medical imaging techniques used at Swan Street:
- X-rays (Radiography): X-rays utilise electromagnetic radiation to create detailed images of bones, organs, and soft tissues. They are particularly effective in detecting fractures, assessing joint health, identifying foreign objects, and evaluating the size and shape of organs. These images also provide detailed information about the extent and location of the injury, enabling accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment planning.
- Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate real-time images of organs, tissues, and blood flow. It is commonly used to examine the abdomen, heart, and reproductive organs. Ultrasound helps identify conditions such as tumours, cysts, pregnancy, abnormalities in organ structure, liver disease, urinary tract issues, gastrointestinal disorders, and more.
These medical imaging techniques provide valuable information to our veterinarians, enabling them to make accurate diagnoses, plan treatments, and monitor the progress of various conditions in pets. The specific imaging method used depends on factors such as the suspected condition, the area of interest, availability, and the specific needs of the individual pet.