At Mayfair Animal Hospital & ER, we offer a wide range of Diagnostic Imaging for optimal veterinary care.
- Digital X-Rays
- CT Imaging
Digital Radiology (X-Rays)
Mayfair Animal Hospital – ER employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage and foreign bodies.
“CT” stands for computed tomography. Tomography means a “picture of a plane”. A CT scanner generates two-and-three dimensional cross-sectional images of a patient using X-ray technology. We can use these images in several ways:
- Assess extend of trauma and/or bleeding of chest, abdomen, or head
- Detect or confirm the presence of a tumor
- Determine size and location of a tumor and whether it has spread
- Plan therapy or surgery
- Determine whether therapy is working
A CT can be done on an emergency basis or scheduled – please contact us for more details.
Seeing under the skin–that’s what’s possible with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of an animal’s body, giving us important information about possible pathology in the abdomen and chest.
When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, some cancers, chronic disease conditions and other internal injuries. The ultrasound cam be used to obtain biopsies of the liver, spleen, masses and other abnormal findings to obtain a definitive diagnosis for your pet.
An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen and gallbladder.
No sedation is typically needed for an ultrasound.
An echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, provides precise information about heart valves, blood flow, chamber size and contractions. Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.
Mayfair Animal Hospital – ER employs advanced imaging technologies operated by our team experts, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our ultrasound services, call us at (414) 897-8840.
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