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Pet Digital Radiology

Digital x-rays assist in diagnosing illness & injury.

All of our x-rays (regular and dental) are all digital.  Digital images are the highest quality and we can zoom in and adjust the contrast, if necessary, to get the best image.  Digital images are generated very quickly – in approximately 3 seconds, compared to 3-5 minutes per film with a regular processor. This helps us with efficiency and decreases the amount of time your pet stays for radiographs.  All images are stored on our PACS server and are easily retrieved within seconds. We can quickly send the images for consult with a radiology specialist, as opposed to a week or more turn-around time with standard films. This is especially important for emergency cases.  As a bonus, digital x-rays are much more environmentally friendly – we don’t have any chemical processing waste! 

Below are images of a dog’s fractured leg, puppies in a pregnant female dog, and a turtle who ate some foreign objects:


Here is a digital radiograph of urinary bladder stones, and then the picture from surgery showing all of the urinary bladder stones removed by Dr. Galvin!


If your pet is experiencing pain and you’re unable to identify the cause, reach out to us at (406) 255-0500.

Dog & Cat digital xrays

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