Sometimes a physical examination just isn’t enough to diagnose serious injury, disease, or other conditions. That’s why Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC, is fully-equipped with the diagnostic technologies to detect a broad range of conditions. When your pet is suffering from a problem that can’t be diagnosed from the outside, we can take a close look at the inside using laboratory testing, pet ultrasound, and digital radiography. Our highly-trained technicians using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities will provide your pet with the very best diagnostic imaging and testing.
Pet ultrasound (or ultrasonography) is an imaging technology that uses sound waves to produce detailed images of your pet’s internal organs and structures in real-time. Just like in humans, pet ultrasound is most often used to monitor the progress of a pregnancy. It can also be used to assess organ function and detect disease, identify an ingested foreign object in the digestive system, discover tumors and cysts, and more. It is a painless procedure and completely safe. Pet ultrasound is one of the most useful diagnostic tools we use.
More commonly known as X-ray, digital radiology has long been used to give doctors a clearer look at internal conditions. It is often used in conjunction with pet ultrasound to give a more complete picture of a particular area. X-rays are used to assess broken bones and fractures, analyze joint issues, locate foreign bodies, intestinal blockages, bladder and kidney stones, some types of tumors, and to diagnose disease in the heart, liver, and kidneys. Radiographic diagnostics only use a small amount of radiation and it is safe to use even on pregnant pets. Our radiology technicians are highly trained and experienced.
In-House Diagnostic Laboratory
Our hospital maintains a fully-equipped diagnostic laboratory with which we can conduct virtually any type of test and have the results back within minutes, although some more complex diagnostics take longer. It’s one of the most effective tools we have. It is used for analyzing blood, urine, saliva, skin scrapings, and fecal matter and for biopsies. Laboratory testing can diagnose many different types of diseases and disorders. Testing is also necessary before surgical procedures to discover any underlying issues that might cause complications during anesthesia. Lab testing is versatile, accurate, and in most cases provides fast results.
Diagnosis of any health problem starts with a wellness exam. Schedule an appointment for your pet at the Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
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