Endoscopy - The use of an endoscope, a long, flexible, narrow tube with a camera at the end, allows us to look inside the body in a relatively non-invasive manner. We use a digital video endoscope, which projects the image on a high-definition monitor. Most commonly, endoscopy is used to inspect the throat, esophagus and stomach for obstructions, but it has other uses, as well. Biopsies can be obtained through an endoscope in the event that a gastrointestinal disease is suspected. The colon can also be visualized and biopsies can be obtained in the event of lower intestinal tract disease.
Radiography - Using X-rays, non-visible light rays, specific areas of the body are imaged. Radiographs are useful in examining bones, the chest cavity and the abdominal cavity. More in-depth radiographic procedures, such as barium studies and cystograms, can also performed. Dentistry is another area where radiography is utilized.
See our X-Rays and Ultrasounds Photo Set on Flickr
Ultrasound - This cutting-edge technology uses sound waves to allow us to non-invasively and painlessly examine your pet’s internal organs, particularly the heart and abdominal organs.
Video Otoscopy - In addition to allowing us to magnify the image of your pet’s ear canal, this tool allows you to see the condition of your pet’s ear. An infected ear diminishes quality of life.