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Radiology

Radiology

Our laboratory facilities host precise diagnostic equipment for preventative care and early disease detection.

Veterinary diagnostic imaging creates composites of the internal body, and veterinarians use these images to discover disease or injury. Santa Clarita Animal Hospital employs advanced imaging technologies operated by board-certified veterinary radiologists, guaranteeing the highest quality of care for our patients.

Radiographs, also known as X-rays, direct electromagnetic radiation toward the body to highlight objects within. These popular tests can detect a number of abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies and dental disease. Radiography remains one of the most popular and accurate non-invasive diagnostic tools in the veterinary industry.

Some specialized radiology procedures may require anesthesia. Orthopedic radiographs and contrast studies, for example, require the patient to remain completely still for long periods of time, necessitating sedation in most cases. The duration of sedation is usually short, and patient recovery is swift. A board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist oversees all of these procedures.

Diagnostic imaging services are available via referral from your Santa Clarita Animal Hospital veterinarian.