Our pets cannot always tell us what’s wrong, and it’s important that we’re able to diagnose them when their symptoms cannot be seen just by examining them. We use the latest in imaging technology to ensure that we’re able to quickly diagnose and treat your pet.
We have an ultrasound machine that helps us visualize internal body structures. Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s internal organs. FMA Animal Hospital has an in-house digital radiography (x-ray) machine that links automatically to your animal’s records. Within minutes the doctors can review your pet’s radiographs making your visit even shorter than it needs to be. No need to wait for developing exposures.
What is an ultrasound?
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. It can also be useful to detect and monitor pregnancy. We work closely with specialists – people who have dedicated their entire lives to imaging – so you get the most out of this fantastic diagnostic tool.
What is an x-ray?
A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.
What is endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a fantastic minimally-invasive tool which helps us diagnose problems. It helps us visualize tight spots (like in the nose) and hidden spots (like in the stomach). While scoping, we can also take biopsies, which can help with tricky cases. Endoscopy also helps us solve problems!