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Radiology (X-Rays)


At Ferreira Animal Hospital, we have shared the benefits of radiology with residents of Miami, FL for many years. The most common diagnostic option used in veterinary hospitals is an x-ray. An x-ray allows our veterinarian to see clear images of your pet’s interior body. The advanced equipment we use capture imaging of your pet’s bones, organs, tumors, and other areas to help us diagnose diseases. We use veterinary medical imaging (x-rays) to diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Heart problems
  • Cancer
  • Other medical conditions

Getting clarity on your pet’s internal condition helps us learn the information we need to improve a medical problem. For example, if your pet is limping an x-ray can help veterinarians examine the causes, such as a sprained bone or other injuries.

How X-rays Help Your Pet

If this is your first time at our veterinarian animal hospital, we’ll do a health examination on your pet to determine if x-rays are necessary. The x-rays we take provide us with detailed images for your pet’s treatment. The imaging we get from x-rays is always accurate and reliable. Diagnostic x-rays are noninvasive and cause no discomfort. The modern radiology equipment we use has low levels of radiation and is safe for your pet. We may do radiology treatment to help with diagnosis if your pet has these health conditions:

  • Injury
  • Constant coughing
  • Abnormal blood results
  • Digestive problems (vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation)
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Limping
  • Endocrine or metabolic diseases
  • Lethargy
  • Cancer (examine the stage)
  • Tooth and gum problems (periodontal disease)

If your pet is anxious, we may use sedation or anesthesia to relieve anxiety and to help produce an accurate image. The accurate x-ray images are produced to assist us with examining the condition and choosing a medical or surgical treatment plan.

What to Expect During an X-ray Treatment 

Our x-ray procedure includes:

  • Putting your pet on an x-ray table
  • Adjusting the x-ray machine so that the beams are absorbed on the treatment area
  • Sedating your pet (if necessary)
  • Taking the x-ray images with low levels of radiation

We’ll examine the diagnostic imaging and choose a personalized medical or surgical treatment for your pet. Then, you’ll discuss the results and treatment options with our veterinarian.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Pet Care Services in Miami

Call Ferreira Animal Hospital today at (786) 275-4629 for more information on our radiology services or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.