Radiology (X-rays)

At Noah’s Ark veterinary care in Franklin, NC, we routinely use advanced Radiology (X-rays) as needed to identify and treat dog and cat health problems.

When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

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X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.

We are proud to offer digital radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays.

To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, to make your pet comfortable, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.

If you a situation arises that require your radiographs to be shared with another specialist, we’re able to quickly copy them to a disk, or email them for a second opinion.