We employ the use of digital radiology, including dental radiology, at our practice. Radiology, or x-rays, allows us to see inside the body of your pet, identifying problems with parts of the body such as the lungs, heart, bones, oral cavity, and abdominal cavity. We can use this tool to identify fractures, growths, obstructions, foreign bodies, and more. We are pleased to use the best digital x-ray systems available in the nation. We can pull up our x-ray images on a computer screen quickly after taking the image, enabling us to diagnose the problem and discuss it with you right away. Here are just some of the uses:
In addition to radiographs, Central Hospital has a CT Scan machine. CT Scans need to be scheduled by your family veterinarian or by a hospital staff doctor. A CT scan makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual "slices") of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Other terms include computed axial tomography (CAT scan) and computer aided tomography.
As head of the Radiology Department at Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine he is available Monday through Friday for interpretation of all imaging studies performed on-site at Central Hospital. He is also available for consultation on digital and conventional imaging studies submitted through the mail or through Central’s Teleradiology service.