Radiography is a very useful technique, it is sometimes necessary in the diagnosis of certain diseases. This technique allows you to view the bones and internal structures of your companion. They are extremely useful in case of bone fracture and osteoarthritis. They also allow you to see the position and size of internal organs such as the bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, etc. The veterinarian will examen the xray and may be able to deliver a diagnosis, in some cases a specialist may be necessary. The veterinarian may also invite you to review the xray to explain what she sees.
The technology of the digital x-ray allows us to take accurate x-rays quickly like taking a picture. The results are seen immediately and can be examined by the veterinarian on the same day usually with in minutes. Our brand new digital x-ray holds a database we can fill with images allowing us to perform follow up x-rays more efficiently and allowing us to upload the images to dvd or USB.
Dental X-rays are pictures of the internal structure of teeth and bones. The images produced can detect problems that may be under the surface of the teeth and gums. In human dentistry, dental radiology is a standard. It’s becoming increasingly important in veterinary practice and with today’s advanced technologies it’s available to you and your pet. Along with our thorough dental exam, taking dental X-rays will help us to have a better knowledge of the condition of your pet. It is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases. Radiographs will be saved in the file of your pet and can be shared with you, you can see and understand the treatments received, and allow us to better follow the dental health for your pet throughout its life.
Radiographs can reveal to us many dental problems we can not see with our eye, for example:
- Bone loss caused by periodontal disease;
- Abscesses , cysts or tumors;
- The retained teeth and teeth encysted because they are not visible without x-ray;
- Feline bone resorption disease.
Many cats with resorptive lesions of the enamel will have no noticeable symptoms. These little painful holes in the teeth can grow and cause tooth fracture at the junction of the gingiva. In fact, one in three cats develops these “cavities” during his lifetime. According to the recent results of dental radiographs, almost 50% of cats are affected. The older your cats becomes, the more likely he is to have this kind of damage.
At the Veterinary Clinic of Buckingham, we have a team of technicians and veterinarians who are always on the lookout for new trends and technologies in the field of animal dentistry to provide the best oral health to your loved companion.
Ultrasound: a valuable diagnostic tool
The ability to use an ultrasound is a tremendous asset to our patients. The ultrasound is a means of diagnostic investigation; also it is extremely helpful in monitoring the progress of organ illness. The Ultrasound is non-invasive, in real time, and can be performed even in debilitated patients. Like in the use for humans, the veterinarian will use the ultrasound to visualize the inner structures of organs and tissues.
Some diseases are thus easier to diagnose such as pancreatitis, renal diseases, mucoceles located in the gallbladder, the masses can be of tumors, cysts or abscesses. Ultrasound also allows us to take samples by fine needle aspiration of abnormal tissue for cellular analysis. These are minimally invasive procedures that often prevent a more invasive surgery. If necessary, the ultrasound images can be transferred to specialists for their opinions. Upgrading us to the cutting edge of technology, we offer a much more comprehensive service on site. It is therefore a valuable tool available to your pet that allows the detection and monitoring of many diseases.