Diagnostic Imaging

Northwoods Animal Hospital

980 Northwoods Drive
Cary, NC 27513

(919)481-2987

northwoodsah.com

Diagnostic Imaging

Digital Radiology

Northwoods Animal Hospital utilizes on-site, modern digital x-ray equipment to provide high quality digital radiographs and as a tool in the diagnosis of many internal disorders.

  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Bladder Stones
  • Intestinal Foreign Bodies


Digital Dental Radiology

Dental radiographs can help our veterinarians evaluate the health of tooth roots and identify a variety of problems that are not visible just by looking at your pet’s teeth, including:

  • Tumors involving the bones of the jaw
  • Tooth impactions (teeth that are wedged in or can’t erupt normally)
  • Tooth fractures
  • Tooth root abscesses
  • Retained teeth (teeth that failed to erupt at the proper time)
  • Feline resorptive lesions (painful erosion’s on the tooth surface)

Because sedation is required for obtaining dental X-rays, our veterinarians may recommend blood work and other preanesthetic testing before taking dental radiographs of your pet. Sedation is needed so that your pet can be properly positioned for the radiographs to be taken.

Benefits and Risks of Dental Radiography

Dental radiography has many benefits and very minimal risks. It is very safe, completely painless, and noninvasive.

The risks associated with dental radiography are minimal. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. In the vast majority of cases, the benefits of performing dental radiography far outweigh any possible risks. Dental radiography is a valuable tool for our veterinarians because it can provide important information about the health of your pet’s teeth and gums.

Contact our hospital for your veterinary imaging needs.


Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology is used to visualize muscles, tendons and internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions.

Northwoods utilizes a mobile ultrasound team, East Coast Veterinary Imaging (ECVI), to perform these services at our Northwoods location.