Digital Radiology and Ultrasound

Companion Care Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care uses advanced imaging technologies guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight internal objects. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Digital X-rays also use less radiation, decrease exposure, and supply more detailed images.

Some radiographs and contrast studies require the patient remain completely still to work correctly, necessitating sedation. Other specialized procedures may require anesthesia. The duration of sedation or anesthesia is usually short and patient recovery is swift.

We also offer in-house ultrasound, a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time internal image of systems and areas of concern in an animal’s body.

An ultrasound works by broadcasting high-frequency sound waves that reflect off your pet’s internal structures. A small probe held against the skin collects the returning signals to create an image of the internal body, most commonly used to examine abdominal organs like the stomach, kidneys, liver, spleen, and gallbladder.

Completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our radiology and ultrasound services, call us at (858) 451-0990.