Our on-site, modern Computed Radiography (CR) equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders. WE also have a telemedicine service that we can send your pet’s x ray films to Idexx Teleradiology Services in the U.S and get the specialist report in less than 24 hours.
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use x-rays to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems, or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use x-rays during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools to provide a list of possible causes for a pet’s condition, identify the exact cause of a problem or rule out possible problems.
Our Istanbul Clinic is proud to offer computed radiology (x-rays that are captured digitally rather than on film). This state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide you with a quicker diagnosis for your pet. Plus, it uses less radiation than traditional x-rays. When your pet is being radiographed, an x-ray beam passes through its body and hits a digital radiographic plate. Images are transferred to a screen as various shades of grey and reflect the anatomy of your animal. Bones, which absorb more x-rays, appear as light grey structures. Soft tissues, such as the lungs, absorb fewer x-rays and appear as dark grey structures. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
To avoid a blurry image, pets need to remain completely still while an x-ray is taken. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our radiology service or what to expect during your pet’s procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.