X-Ray - Endoscopy - Ultrasound
Veterinary imaging involves the use and interpretation of various diagnostic imaging techniques including:
Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
We use a state of the art digital x-ray system that allows for instantaneous results along with extremely high detail. We can also utilize web-based sharing of images for second opinion interpretation. A CD copy can be made available to you to take home for viewing on a personal computer.
Our digital x-ray system makes it easier for us to utilize contrast media. When administered to a patient, this allows for the assessment of the size, position, shape, and internal architecture of an organ that would not be apparent on the original x-ray. This can be used for conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, liver, myelography of the spine, sinuses and more.
Veterinary endoscopy allows us to view your pet's internal organs by inserting a long, flexible tube into the body. The tip of the tube contains a video chip and a strobe light, and it captures images and send them to a video monitor. An endoscopic procedure allows your veterinarian to see inside the animal body without performing invasive surgery.
Endoscopic procedures are often described as minimally invasive because there is much less trauma to tissue usually no surgical incision, and can often be performed with minimal sedation. The veterinarian can insert surgical instruments through the scope to remove foreign bodies, stone, and tissue to biopsy for additional diagnostic information
Anderson's Corner may use one of the following forms of endoscopy:
Examination of the large bowel/colon
Examination of the bladder and lower urinary and reproductive tract
- GI Endoscopy
Examination of the esophagus, stomach and upper intestines
Examination of the nasal cavity
- Video Otoscopy
A video otoscope is a powerful tool in treating chronic ear infections and other ear problems. Like an endoscope, it has a built in camera and light that connects to a video system that allows us to capture, view, and record images of the ear. This allows us to identify and remove tumors/polyps in the ear canal, evaluate the integrity of the ear drum, take biopsies, flush out an infected middle ear/bull and more
Ultrasound is frequently used because it is painless for the animal and requires no chemicals, radiation, or entry into the body. It is safe to use on delicate tissue like the retina, the spinal cord, and developing fetuses.
Echocardiography is a Doppler ultrasound test used to create images of the heart. Our veterinarians use this technology for our cardiology patients, to painlessly view heart tissue and assess blood flow in the heart valves, and arteries.
Uses for ultrasound include images for eyes, tendons, muscles, joints, and internal organs for illness or injury. Ultrasound is often used to safely diagnose or monitor pregnant animals. This technology may also be used in guiding the veterinarian when performing procedures such as biopsies or fluid drainage.