South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the latest in Xray technology, with the addition of the ImaSight 4600 DIGITAL Xray machine. With this state-of the-art machine, we produce excellent quality images in seconds. That means less time for your pet on the Xray table, minimal exposure for our staff and reduced impact on the environment.
Occasionally, when radiographs are challenging to interpret, we will suggest they be sent to a Veterinary Radiologist for interpretation. The images are sent immediately over the internet with the simple touch of a button! The specialist will review the radiographs and send back a full report within 4 hours!
Radiology (x-rays) is routinely used to provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). It can be used alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.
When a pet is being radiographed, an x-ray beam passes through its body and hits a piece of radiographic film. Images on the film appear as various shades of gray and reflect the anatomy of the animal. Bones, which absorb more x-rays, appear as light gray structures. Soft tissues, such as the lungs, absorb fewer x-rays and appear as dark gray structures.