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Canine Medical Imaging: Radiographs and Ultrasounds


At Creekside Animal Hospital we can offer non-invasive and painless diagnostic imaging that can provide valuable insight to Dr. Dolan and Dr. Robinson when they need to identify and monitor medical conditions.

Xrays

X-rays allow us to visualize the skeletal system and large body cavities. X-rays are painless but sometimes sedation is needed to reduce your dog’s stress level and to minimize discomfort when special positioning is needed or your dog is injured.

Common conditions that xrays are used to diagnose:

  • Broken bones
  • Foreign bodies in the GI system
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Bladder stones
  • Pregnancy and litter size 

When we take x-rays, we are trying to find out what is going on with your dog without having to perform further more invasive tests or procedures. Sometimes taking x-rays can to the need for further diagnostics. Therefore, it is important to understand that diagnostic imaging may lead to a progressive fact-finding mission that must occur to diagnose your dog's ailment.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses soundwaves to assess tissues in real-time and allows us to visualize organs from different angles that are difficult to achieve with x-rays. In certain organs, blood flow can be observed to determine if they are functioning properly. We can use the information that we get from ultrasound to determine what is going on with your dog and to devise the most effective treatment protocol.

Common symptoms that may cause a veterinary to use ultrasound include:

  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Kidney impairment
  • Blockage
  • Heart disease

We partner with veterinary specialists so that all of our radiographs and ultrasounds are reviewed by board-certified veterinary radiologists. This means that we use expert diagnostic consultations to help us diagnose you and you do not have to drive your pet across town to get it. 

If you are concerned that your dog might be injured or experiencing internal problems, or to discuss how canine radiographs can benefit him or her, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today.

Creekside Animal Hospital is proud to be an active member of our community and to serve as your veterinarian in The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring, Conroe, and surrounding areas.

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