Radiology

Radiology

Our laboratory facilities have precise diagnostic equipment that we use in preventive care and for early detection.

Electrocardiology (ECG)

Effective heart disease treatment begins with early detection. Electrocardiology is the best tool to analyze your pet’s heart health. An electrocardiogram determines heart rate and rhythm, discovering any abnormalities in the process. If an arrhythmia or any other condition is uncovered, our staff can begin treatment.

An electrocardiography device detects minute electrical changes, caused by heartbeat movement, on the surface of your pet’s skin. Small electrodes, called leads, are covered in conducting gel and are gently placed on the skin. The leads monitor heartbeat activity, and they record any irregularities if they are present. This process is noninvasive and painless.

Radiology

Veterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body. That imaging is then used to discover disease or injury. 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies that are operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists. We guarantee the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, or x-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.

43rd Avenue Animal Hospital radiology services

  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasounds

Some specialized procedures may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies require the patient to remain completely still in order for them to work correctly, necessitating sedation in most cases. Sedation is usually short, and patient recovery is swift.

Radiology imaging services are available via referral from your 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital veterinarian.