At Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide excellence in diagnostic services for pets in Mancos, Colorado and the Four Corners area. A key piece of our array of diagnostic tools is digital radiography. Used to help us diagnose numerous medical conditions, digital radiography goes beyond what we can see and feel during routine physical examinations. It is a painless, safe, completely non-invasive procedure that provides us with high definition images of internal systems quickly and efficiently.
Using this technology, our veterinarians can assess internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys for disease and conditions such as pneumonia. Additionally, digital radiography is used to inspect areas such as the abdomen and the intestinal tract for foreign objects and obstructions, to detect masses and discover pregnancies. We can also determine the severity of orthopedic injuries such as breaks and fractures, diagnose chronic arthritis, and certain spinal cord diseases.
Digital radiography provides images much faster and with greater clarity than traditional x-rays. The digital images can be manipulated, enhanced, and contrasted, enabling our doctor to diagnose a condition more accurately. Additionally, the digital images may be shared instantly with board certified veterinary radiologists for consultation if required.