Diagnostic Imaging

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Diagnostic Imaging for Pets in Jersey City

Diagnosing and Treating New Jersey’s Pets Since 1953

In an effort to provide your pet with superior medical care, at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City we perform diagnostic imaging services to supplement prognosis. Medical imaging employs the use of machinery to give photographic representation of abnormalities or injuries. In performing diagnostic imaging, our veterinarians can provide safe, accurate diagnosis and promptly treat the problem.

Reasons for diagnostic imaging:

  • Assess facial swelling and dental problems
  • Detect possible bladder infections
  • Determine the location of broken bones or bone fractures
  • Evaluate the status of a pet’s pregnancy
  • Help identify if a pet has heart disease
  • Help obtain a biopsy sample
  • Locate foreign bodies that a pet might have swallowed

If you think your pet may have a problem and you’d like a diagnostic test, call us at (201) 431-0057 to schedule an appointment.

Types of Diagnostic Imaging

We offer the following diagnostic imaging services at Animal Clinic & Hospital of Jersey City:

  • Digital X-rays—Radiographs (x-rays) are usually the first test administered to evaluate your pet. Our office utilizes digital x-rays because they are more accurate and display a higher contrast. Because of their accuracy, technicians are able to take fewer images resulting in less pet discomfort. Digital x-rays also project less radiation than traditional x-rays, which allows your pet to avoid unnecessary exposure.
  • Ultrasound—Ultrasounds are another form of 3D imaging. This diagnostic is perfect for pets in sensitive situations (e.g. pregnancy), pets that might be suffering immense pain, or pets who are partially immobile. Ultrasounds are very gentle and are typically used to examine the abdominal region.

What Does Diagnostic Imaging Involve?

The process for getting images of your pet depends on what type of diagnostic that is being performed and the size of your pet. For smaller pets, images are often taken with the pet lying down in various positions that allow our veterinarians to examine the problem area.

Pets with a disease or condition often feel increased anxiety and stress. Because of this stress, they can be uncooperative during digital imaging procedures. In these situations, our staff patiently tries to make your pet feel comfortable and guide them to cooperate. If a pet is aggressive or remains unwilling, the veterinarian may opt to mildly sedate your pet while performing diagnostic imaging. Also, for tests that require a pet to be absolutely still, anesthesia is typically administered.

If you have any questions about digital imaging services, please feel free to contact our office at (201) 431-0057.

Why Pet Owners In Jersey City Choose Us

  • Accredited and Recognized

    Proudly partnered with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) to best serve you and your pet.

  • More than 6 Decades of Experience

    We have a love for Jersey City, the surrounding close-knit communities and its furry pets. Passionately dedicated to providing the best care since 1953.

  • Educational Resource for Pet Owners

    Our vets are full of knowledge and are ready to share with pet owners. Beyond that, we provide resources that will help you make informed decisions regarding your pet's wellness.

  • Experts of Pet Wellness

    We are dedicated to discovering the root of your pet's health concerns, healing them back to health and continuing to care for them far beyond.

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