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During pet dental procedures or pet surgery, knowing exactly what is happening inside the patient is critical. As a full-service veterinary hospital and emergency vet in Gresham, Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center is proud to invest in advanced diagnostics tools such as digital radiology. Our digital system enables us to take clear, high-definition x-ray images of your pet much faster, and with fewer exposures. This enables us to get clear pictures of the musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary systems of your pet. The fact that we can get these images quickly, without waiting for chemical processing, makes the path from diagnosis to treatment much shorter, which leads to better health outcomes. This is particularly critical when your pet needs emergency care. Also, digital x-ray technology exposes your pet to less radiation than the traditional x-ray process, which reduces the risk for radiation-related issues.
Digital radiology gives us important information that we need in order to treat pets quickly, effectively, and with precision. Our veterinary hospital in Gresham provides digital radiology of the body as well as pet dental radiology. Taking x-rays of various parts of the body helps us in preparation for pet surgery, for example. As an emergency vet, this is important for us as it enables us to provide faster, more precise treatment when a pet is in trouble. Used in dental applications, digital radiology enables us to evaluate the full extent of dental problems in pets. Because taking digital x-rays is so much faster, it is also less stressful for your pet and we get clearer images to evaluate.
We have a board certified digital radiologist on site to examine every aspect of your pet’s x-rays. Because these images are digital, it makes disseminating the information to concerned parties faster and easier to enhance your pet’s care. For example, since the images can be stored on a computer, we can easily make copies for you to keep at home. We can also send these images to a specialist if your pet needs some type of advanced emergency vet care. There is far less risk that the images could be damaged in transit, or that extra images would need to be taken, costing your pet precious time in the event that he or she has a serious illness or injury.
When your pet needs emergency vet care or any other kind of in-depth, precise diagnosis, it is critical that the diagnostic tools used by your veterinarian are precise and fast. That is why Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center has invested in advanced tools such as our digital radiology system, along with other diagnostics tools in our laboratory that give us the information we need quickly. We want to do everything we can to provide your pet the care he or she deserves. Call us at 503-661-1833 to schedule an appointment.