Radiology Your Other Family Doctor

Veterinary Radiology in Edmond, OK

Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Treats

Pets can’t tell us when something is wrong. We have to rely on a variety of diagnostic tools to be able to figure out what ails them. At Family Pet Hospital, we use radiological tools like x-rays and ultrasounds to help us diagnose what’s ailing your pet. These tools help us see past the fur to what’s going on inside of your pet to better assess a treatment plan.

Is your pet limping after an enthusiastic day at the dog park? Don’t wait – schedule an exam by calling (405) 216-5200.

What’s the Difference between X-Rays & Ultrasounds?

X-rays and ultrasounds are two different kinds of radiological imaging. Both forms help us see what’s going on inside of your pet – things our Edmond veterinarians can’t see or feel with the naked eye. X-rays produce still images of the solid parts of your pet’s body, like bones and muscles. Ultrasounds, on the other hand, produce real-time images of the soft tissues inside your pet’s body, like organs and blood vessels. Neither of these methods are invasive, and both are totally pain-free.

When your pet needs radiological imaging in Edmond, our team is ready to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.

X-Ray Imaging

X-rays produce still images of the solid parts of your pet’s body via electromagnetic radiation. These images can either be produced on film or on a computer monitor. These days, x-ray technology is very sophisticated and gives highly detailed images of your pet’s bones and muscles. Because these are still images, your pet may need to be sedated in order to hold completely still to capture a clear image.

X-ray are used for:

  • Identifying and monitoring fractures
  • Finding foreign objects your pet may have ingested
  • Locating and monitoring tumors

Dense or solid parts of your pet’s body are the best candidates for x-ray imaging. It’s important to know that x-rays also expose your pet to a small dose of radiation. When properly operated, modern x-ray machines are very safe.

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasounds produce real-time, moving or still images of the soft tissues of your pet’s body using high frequency sound waves. These images are typically seen on a computer monitor, but we can also print still images. One advantage of ultrasounds over x-rays is that because ultrasounds do not use radiation to create an image, they are safe for developing fetuses and other fragile tissue.

Ultrasounds can be used to:

  • Examine lumps or masses of soft tissue
  • Monitor pregnancy
  • Examine the heart and other organs

Soft tissues like organs or blood vessels are the best candidates for ultrasound imaging. We’ll order an x-ray if we need images of your pet’s bones or muscle.

Do you have questions about x-rays or ultrasounds for your pet? Call (405) 216-5200 or reach out online. One of our Edmond veterinarians will help answer your questions.

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See What Our Clients Are Saying
  • They Always Go the Extra Mile

    “We love this place! They are so friendly and always go the extra mile. We drive across town because their service is so good and our dog is well cared for. Dr. Bray and her staff - especially Nancy - are fantastic!”

    - Dana B.
  • They Go Above & Beyond

    “Amazing service and at a great price. The staff and doctors are really nice, knowledgeable and straight forward. They go above and beyond to make the trip to the vet as simple as possible.”

    - Strife W.
  • Very Caring & Warm

    “Dr. Casey has been wonderful. She is very caring and warm. She and the staff are great about answering questions and she was great about getting my pup into an ophthalmologist for her eye issues. I've been very pleased!”

    - Natalie Cochenour
  • Everything is done efficiently and with a smile!

    “This is such a great place. The staff are always so nice and do a great job with my kids. Everything is done efficiently and with a smile!”

    - Chris Merideth
  • Dogs Love Her!

    “Been going to Dr. Bray for 10 years at least with approx. 8 dogs. Best service, so friendly and dogs love her!!”

    - Diane Lee
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Why Choose Us?

  • We Strive for Excellence and Integrity
  • Rave Review From Our Clients
  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • State-Of-The-Art Facility
  • We Treat Pets Like Family
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!