A radiograph commonly called an x-ray, is a black and white two-dimensional image of the interior of a body. An image is generated by passing radiation through a particular structure or area, such as the chest or a limb, and the image is then captured. The traditional way of recording the image is on specific x-ray film that senses how much radiation passes through the structure and reaches the film, much like photographic film captures light. The denser a tissue is (such as bone), the whiter the image is on the film. Less dense structures, such as air in the lungs, allow almost all of the x-ray energy to pass through to the film, turning that area black.
At Myra Pet Clinic & Surgery Centre, we use digital radiography. The principles are similar, but the images are captured on a digital recording device and displayed on a computer screen. No x-ray film is used. These images are easy to store as well as to transmit to other hospitals, or to copy to send home with pet owners. These systems are more expensive than the traditional film systems. Digital images can be adjusted for contrast and enlarged. Often this leads to few radiographs being taken and less radiation for your pet.
Regardless of whether the images are on film or digital, radiography is the most common and readily available imaging test in veterinary practice. It is used to evaluate the size and shape of organs such as the heart and lungs, as well as to demonstrate fractures (broken bones), some foreign objects, fluid accumulations, and many more abnormalities that may aid in diagnosis.
If you have recently welcomed a new pet into your family, we invite you to visit our animal Clinic to receive a wellness exam and pet vaccinations. As part of our puppy and kitten care program, we offer the puppy/kitten shot series. Young animals receive initial immunization protection from their mother’s milk. Once a young animal is weaned, however, this protection fades. Since a young animal’s immune system is still developing, a series of regular booster shots will provide ongoing immunization protection until the immune system fully matures.Pet Vaccination
Pet surgery is usually not something pet owners want to think about, but is often necessary for the health of an animal. we go out of our way to make the surgical experience as easy for the patient and his or her owner as possible. We employ a knowledgeable and compassionate veterinary staff who will treat your pet with the utmost care.Pet Surgery
A radiograph, commonly called an x-ray, is a black and white two-dimensional image of the interior of a body. An image is generated by passing radiation through a particular structure or area, such as the chest or a limb, and the image is then captured. The traditional way of recording the image is on specific x-ray film that senses how much radiation passes through the structure and reaches the film, much like photographic film captures light.Digital Radiography(X-ray)
Dental care is an essential part of caring your pet. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. We deal with common dental problem like broken teeth, root canals, periodontal disease to condition involving major oral surgery. We also perform dental cleaning procedures with dental scaling.Dental Care