Radiology

Digital Radiology

Concierge Veterinary Hospital of Naples offers both dental and full body digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat healthy, sick or injured pets.

Digital radiography provides images without the use of conventional film. This allows for the highest-quality images, while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet.

Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes.

Benefits of Digital images over Traditional Film

  • Images are obtained much more quickly and with greater accuracy.
  • Fewer retakes are required, resulting in less radiation exposure for both the patient as well as the staff.
  • Images can be easily and quickly sent to other veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary radiologists, allowing us to get results in a matter of hours rather than days.
  • Records can be stored electronically and are protected from damage or loss.
  • The chemical processing step required to develop traditional film x-rays is eliminated, creating a huge reduction in chemical usage and hazardous waste.
  • Digital x-ray allows us to provide superior care to our patients and supports our goal of progressive, high-quality medicine.

Radiography is the use of radiographs to view internal structures in the body. When paired with advanced technology, we are able to enhance the diagnostic ability of our digital radiography. OFA radiographs can also be used to evaluate both hips and elbows of your dog. These technologies allow bones and internal organs to be visualized and aid in the diagnoses of many diseases and conditions

DIGITAL DENTAL RADIOLOGY

we always provide a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment plan for pets when their teeth are cleaned. Digital dental images with periodontal probing helps with our assessments. In fact, two thirds of our pets' teeth are under the gingiva (gums) and are not visible.

Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of:

  • the teeth (fractures or internal disease)
  • the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors)
  • the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis)
  • the bone (jaw fractures)

X-rays allow us to find problems that need attention. Studies have shown that without dental images, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.

We always diagnose first before creating a treatment plan for each patient. Digital dental images will help us do that by replacing a guess with a diagnosis, and allowing for the correct treatment to be optimally performed.


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