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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging for Your Pet
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital uses all the most up-to-date imaging techniques and equipment to help us diagnose illness or injury, and to help document your pet’s skeletal structure.
Ultrasound imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. It is a non-invasive procedure that allows us to better visualize internal organs. This is extremely useful in diagnosing pregnancy and evaluating the heart, liver, kidneys, bladder, intestines, adrenal glands, and pancreas. Samples for biopsy may also be obtained using ultrasound.
Digital Radiography & X-ray
A radiograph can be made of any part of the body. Digital radiography uses less radiation and, because it doesn’t use traditional photographic film, results are available quickly. The image is captured digitally so it can easily be manipulated to enhance detail and it is relatively simple to electronically transmit if we need the assistance of a specialist.
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital also does digital dental radiographs as well as common, routine diagnostic images. We are experienced in doing radiographs on birds, pocket pets, and exotics as well as cats and dogs.
OFA & PennHIP Certification
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital is highly experienced in using digital radiographic techniques to document the skeletal structure of dogs. We provide these images to PennHIP, a University of Pennsylvania program developing methods to lessen the severity of canine osteoarthritis, and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, which seeks “to advise, encourage, and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases.”
Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital holds certification in the technique used to make radiographs of hips, elbows, and shoulders for all sizes of dogs. These special images can indicate if your dog is a good candidate for breeding. Specific positioning is very important, so we use general anesthesia to make sure your pet is immobile, safe, and has no anxiety. We electronically submit the digital images and paperwork to OFA and PennHIP.