X-rays are one of the most important in the diagnosis of diseases today in any veterinary clinic.
The beginning of the establishment of this branch of veterinary medicine dates back to 1895, when the German physicist Wilhelm X-ray discovered a special radiation in his laboratory, which quickly gained clinical application. Today, radiology plays a huge role in both the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
One of the diagnostic directions in the work of the veterinary clinic "Little Brothers Hospital" is radiation diagnostics, which is divided into X-ray diagnostics and ultrasound diagnostics (sonography).
X-rays in veterinary medicine are used for early diagnosis of diseases and application of high-quality and timely treatment in animals.
The X-ray diagnostics department of the Little Brothers Hospital is equipped with modern equipment and is licensed by the Radiology Center to work. We use safe, globally recognized investigative methods in our work. In order to maximize the quality of examinations and reduce the negative impact of X-rays, the Little Brothers Hospital has purchased and installed an X-ray diagnostic "CDR HP 3P" complex. High-sensitivity phosphor plate is used in diagnostics.
The radiological department employs experienced, knowledgeable specialists with a long experience in their field. For patient convenience, pre-registration for the examination has been introduced.
Prior appointment at the veterinary clinic in Riga, Kalnciema Street 19 or by phone 67619061
What should a patient know if a veterinarian has ordered an X-ray of their patient?
Animals have different types of X-ray examinations:
Digestive tract examination - with the help of it the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and small intestine are examined. The patient may need to drink about 10 to 150 ml of the contrast medium barium sulphate during the examination, which is absolutely harmless to the body and does not cause any side effects. How to prepare for the procedure? - In order to be able to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract well, it needs to be cleansed. Therefore:
The last meal should not be later than 19.00, after which you can only drink.
Drink only give as much liquid as possible - preferably water, you can also drink chicken or beef broth. It is recommended to drink at least 1.5 l of liquid.
Only drink on the day of the examination.
X-ray diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system - with the help of it parts of the musculoskeletal system in the body are examined. Thus, it is possible to diagnose various pathological processes in the body (bone fractures, dislocations, ruptures, congenital bone pathologies, etc.).