Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging:
X-rays, ultrasound and echocardiography for complete and accurate diagnosis in dogs and cats of all sizes and ages

Imaging is a painless, noninvasive, repeatable method that almost never requires anesthesia.
Radiology, the true cornerstone of diagnostics, is mainly applied to study the skeletal system but also to explore the chest and abdomen of dogs and cats.

The X-ray system we use is direct digital and has many advantages over the traditional film technique:

Digital radiology reduces by up to 30-35% the exposure of the dog or cat to X-ray radiation
the radiographic image has excellent resolution quality and is immediately available
software allows images to be processed and exposure errors corrected for even more accurate diagnoses

Ultrasound is also an essential technique in veterinary imaging. It allows very detailed images of the internal organs of dogs and cats to be obtained in real time and their morphological and structural changes to be assessed.

Ultrasound is an indispensable examination:

In the diagnosis phase of a disease
In the control of its evolution
In the patient's response to the adopted therapies
To perform cytological sampling and biopsies
To monitor the gestation stages of a pregnant female dog

Echocardiography allows us to visualize the heart in motion (real-time), take measurements of cardiac contractility, assess wall thickness, flow dynamics, and valve integrity.

For X-rays, ultrasound and echocardiography, we employ specialized personnel.

In case of an emergency in the emergency room, if the symptomatology involves the chest and abdomen, it is always possible to subject the dog or cat to Fast Echo.

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