Radiographs (X-rays) are an indispensable tool in veterinary medicine. Images of our patients’ internal systems allow us to acquire vital information.
Aina Hou Animal Hospital utilizes digital X-rays vs. film, which provide the clearest images and can be viewed on the computer. Digital technology also enables us to manipulate the image to facilitate interpretation for a more accurate diagnosis.
Ultrasound is another non-invasive diagnostic device we have at our animal hospital. Many problems that cannot be diagnosed by radiology can be picked up in an ultrasound. It is useful in imaging the heart (we can actually watch how effectively it beats) and organs in the abdomen (such as the liver, spleen, and bladder). Since ultrasounds are moving, real-time images, they are better than X-rays for diagnosing some conditions.
Aina Hou also provides OFA radiographs to breeders.