Radiography is one of the diagnostic tools used in our clinic

Veterinary diagnostic images includes radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, MRI and CT scans. They are used as diagnostic tools to collect information about your pet’s health.

Most of the imaging is non-invasive and completely painless. However, some imaging may require sedation or even anaesthesia because your pet must be kept still to allow for adequate images to be produced.

MyOwnVet is equipped with state-of-the-art radiography machines. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and always conduct a physical examination to determine if a radiography is right for your pet.

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MyOwnVet Radiology


X-Rays are simple, non-invasive procedures for your pet. They use x-rays to produce images of region of the body such as the skeleton, thorax and abdomen. They are usually the first line of imaging.

X-rays are by far the most regularly used form of diagnostic imaging in the veterinary industry. They can accurately diagnose the state of skeletal structure and composition, large body cavities, and the presence of many foreign objects.

X-rays are totally painless, but some pets can benefit from sedation to reduce anxiety and stress.

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cat x-ray

Common indications for x-rays include:

  • Thorax – heart problems, coughing or trouble breathing
  • Abdomen – vomiting or regurgitation, abdominal pain, weight loss or gain
  • Orthopedic – lameness evaluation (fractures, osteoarthritis, juvenile bone disease, bone cancer etc.)
  • Detection of cancer, or cancer spread
  • Screening for hip and elbow dyspepsia


A pet ultrasound is the second most common type of diagnostic imaging tool. It is used by our MyOwnVet veterinarians to diagnose a medical condition for your pet. Ultrasounds use sound-waves to examine and photograph internal tissues in real time.

An ultrasound allows our veterinarian to see into a pet’s body in real time. They also allow easy viewing of organs from different angles that are not easily achieved through x-rays.

The functioning of various organs can be observed to determine if they are malfunctioning.

If you are concerned that your pet might be injured or experiencing internal problems schedule an appointment today.

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Q. What happens when my pet needs a radiography?

A. Most of the time, your pet will only require a day admission for an X-Ray. On that day, we advise that your pet be unfed so we have an optimal chance of good quality images and we might sedate your pet, if necessary.

Q. Why does my pet need to be sedated for a radiography?

A. It can be in your pet’s best interest to be sedated or anesthetised during the procedure for the comfort of your pet. Sometimes we require your pet to lie in less than normal positions. Most pets do not lie still enough to get the best quality radiographs for a sound diagnosis.

Q. Will my pet have his hair clipped?

A. If your animal needs an ultrasound, the hair will have to be clipped because it would prevent good imaging and thereby prevents an accurate diagnosis to be made.

Q. What is a radiographic dye?

A. A dye is a chemical substance that is used to increase the visibility of structures vessels and tumours. If your animal requires an injection of a radiographic dye (required most of the times during a CT or MRI, and sometimes for some radiographic procedures), the contrast dyes with the best safety profile will be used and your pet will be closely monitored.