We Have New Digital X-Ray Equipment!

We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve recently purchased the new, innovative ImageVue DR50 Digital Imaging System.

This digital X-ray machine system enables low-dose radiation image capture without sacrificing clear, high-quality diagnostic images. Reduction in radiation exposure is critically important to the health and well-being of your pets and our veterinary professionals.

The system provides clear digital images, which improves our ability to see both dense anatomy and fine anatomical structures. The ImageVue DR50 system increases the sensitivity and sharpness of the image with a much lower dose of radiation than a conventional X-ray machine, and your pet’s X-rays take only a few seconds.

Little Rock Veterinary Digital Radiography

Digital radiography uses an electronic sensor instead of X-ray film to produce an image. Unlike old X-ray machines, which required a darkroom, chemicals and manually filed plastic film, digital radiography enables us to see the images immediately, saving time and getting your pets treated more quickly and back home where they belong! This image can also be viewed and stored on a computer and is easily shared online with consulting specialists.

Digital radiography is excellent for monitoring the healing progress in a broken bone or after an orthopedic repair. Additionally, many pet diseases alter the size, shape, or position of internal organs, and digital x-rays are a vital diagnostic tool in the identification of conditions such as:

  • Bladder stones
  • Broken bones
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Spinal cord diseases

We can also use the ImageVue in our dental program, for a thorough evaluation or when we suspect a problem.

Dental X-Rays for your Pets

X-rays of your pet’s teeth are ordered for a complete evaluation of their dental health as well as visualization of the supporting bones. These X-rays help detect abnormalities that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

There are several reasons why we would order a dental X-ray for your pet:

  • To identify problems such as tooth decay, damage to supporting bones, and dental injuries such as broken tooth
  • To find crowded or impacted teeth
  • To locate any abscesses, cysts, or oral tumors
  • To check on the size and formation of permanent teeth, especially in toy or small dog breeds
  • To develop a treatment plan for more complex dental concerns

Dental X-rays enable us to identify these problems early before any symptoms occur.

At Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic, your pets will receive top quality veterinary care. Our practice is centered on you and your pet, and we’re pleased to offer the latest in veterinary diagnostic imaging. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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