We have a digital x-ray machine, ultrasound and endoscope.
Our Diagnostic Imaging Service provides a comprehensive range of imaging to meet the diagnostic needs of your pet both the small and large animals.
The types of diagnostic imaging we have at our hospitals are: –
Ultrasound – This diagnostic tool can be used to diagnose a range of health problems from pregnancy to blockages of the intestine to bladder stones. Ultrasound waves are high-frequency sound waves that can be bounced off of animals tissues using special devices. The echoes are then converted into a picture called a sonogram. Ultrasound imaging, referred to as ultrasonography, allows our Super Vets staff and patients to get an inside view of soft tissues and body cavities, without using invasive techniques.
Endoscope – An endoscope is a medical device that has a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it. It can be passed through any body cavity for a less invasive alternative to incisional surgical procedures such as retrieval of foreign bodies in the oesophagus.
Digital X-Ray – Our x-ray machine is digital and a high quality alternative to analog xray machines. This provides elevated details to aid with identifying any pathogens or injuries.
Not all x-rays are the same, to ensure diagnostic quality there are three components to rely on.
Quality machine is first and foremost. The second being compliance, unlike us who can sit still on command while the x-ray technician goes behind a petition to press a button our pets can be a bit more challenging to get that still shot. This requires sedation/ anaesthetic medications as a chemical restraint to ensure optimal positioning and stillness to get the correct views as well as limiting the stress caused by holding them down. The third factor is the technician, all our Supervets are trained thoroughly in Xray interpretation and possess an Xray license.