Many new innovations and technology have recently been purchased at River Ridge Veterinary Clinic for the benefit of your pet. Digital radiographs are one of the more important changes, and we are excited to offer this advanced form of x-ray system for your dog or cat. This new technology eliminates film-developing time, meaning one of our caring doctors can examine an x-ray image of your pet in a matter of seconds. A key advantage to digital radiography is that images can be emailed to board-certified radiologists if needed. This means if your pet has a serious injury or a complicated issue requiring additional consultation, our doctors can review the images within minutes with other doctors, so treatment can begin for your pet immediately.
X-ray technology has been around for many years in the human medicine world and has made a huge impact in veterinary medicine. X-ray technology uses radioactive waves to form images of the internal makeup of a subject. Since animals are not very good at communicating what hurts them, x-ray is able to pinpoint the issue for our doctors. X-rays have been used to diagnose fractures and strains on the skeletal system, organ size and growth, heart size and even internal bleeding.
Digital x-ray technology also eliminates most retakes, usually needed when a pet moves on the table. These x-ray images are so incredibly clear that retakes are not often needed, even if your pet moves during the procedure. Less exposure to x-ray technology also means your pet is minimally exposed to any radiation. Finally, our digital x-ray system keeps our clinic “green” as there are no chemicals associated with the radiology system at River Ridge Veterinary Clinic. Please call one of our caring professionals at 504-737-6705 to become a part of our pet family today!