What is Diagnostics?
What is Diagnostics?
In-House Diagnostic Tools at Rockaway Animal Hospital
Digital Radiology: Our advanced digital radiography system allows us to capture high-resolution X-ray images of your pet’s internal structures, including bones, organs, and tissues. Digital radiography provides immediate results, allowing our veterinarians to quickly assess your pet’s condition and make informed decisions about their care. This technology is invaluable for diagnosing fractures, identifying foreign bodies, evaluating heart and lung health, and detecting tumors or other abnormalities.
Ultrasonography: Ultrasonography uses sound waves to create detailed images of your pet’s internal organs in real-time. This non-invasive and painless diagnostic tool helps us evaluate the health of organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and reproductive system. It is particularly useful in diagnosing conditions such as pregnancy, bladder stones, tumors, and certain heart conditions. Our skilled veterinarians utilize ultrasonography to provide accurate diagnoses and guide treatment plans for your pets.
Electrocardiograph (ECG): Our in-house ECG machine measures and records the electrical activity of your pet’s heart. By analyzing the ECG tracings, our veterinarians can assess heart rhythm, identify irregularities, and diagnose various cardiac conditions such as arrhythmias and heart disease. The ECG is a crucial tool for evaluating your pet’s cardiovascular health and ensuring optimal treatment.
Holter Monitoring: For pets with suspected heart rhythm abnormalities, our Holter monitoring service provides continuous, 24-hour electrocardiogram recording. This portable device records the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period, allowing our veterinarians to evaluate heart rhythm irregularities that may not be captured during a standard ECG. Holter monitoring provides valuable insights into your pet’s heart health and assists in diagnosing and managing cardiac conditions.
Laboratory Services: Our comprehensive in-house laboratory offers a range of diagnostic tests, including blood work, urinalysis, fecal analysis, cytology, and more. By analyzing these samples, our veterinarians can quickly assess your pet’s overall health, screen for diseases, detect infections, evaluate organ function, and monitor treatment progress. Our laboratory services provide timely results, aiding in accurate diagnoses and efficient treatment planning.