Radiology & Ultrasound Caring for Your Loved Ones Since 1993

Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasounds in Arlington

Seeing Beyond Fur with Radiological Imaging

Radiology is an important tool in the ongoing monitoring of your pet’s health. At Arlington South Veterinary Hospital, we use both x-ray imaging and ultrasound technology to see beyond your pet’s fur and help find issues that are affecting their health. A regular physical exam can only tell our veterinary team so much; if we suspect that there may be an underlying health problem, we can use radiological imaging to see the problem.

If you have questions about our radiological imaging services in Arlington, call (817) 562-6114 or contact us online.

The Difference Between X-Rays & Ultrasounds

Both x-rays and ultrasounds allow our veterinarian to look at your pet’s bones, muscles, and internal organs. The biggest difference between these two types of radiological imaging is that x-rays provide images of the solid or tense tissues of your pet’s body, like bones and muscles, while ultrasounds look at soft tissues, such as organs. Both x-rays and ultrasounds are pain-free and non-invasive. Because all of our staff members are Fear Free certified, you can be sure that your pet will be safe and comfortable throughout the imaging process.

X-Ray Imaging

Digital technology gives us results much faster than traditional film x-rays. This newer method also provides a higher degree of detail, allowing us to get a closer look at your pet’s bones and muscles.

X-rays help us diagnose:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Foreign objects
  • Some tumors

While digital x-rays are non-invasive and pain-free, we may still need to put your pet under some kind of sedation to keep them still in order to generate a clear picture.

Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound imaging uses soundwaves to generate real-time images of your pet’s internal organs and soft tissues. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound technology can produce either still or moving images of your pet’s body. Additionally, because ultrasounds do not make use of radiation to produce its pictures, they are safe for use on developing fetuses or other delicate tissue.

Ultrasounds help us diagnose:

  • Lumps or masses
  • Pregnancy
  • Organ damage
  • Cardiovascular function

Ultrasounds are pain-free and non-invasive like x-rays, but do not require that your pet are sedated because the images that ultrasounds generate are not still images. Ultrasounds, however, cannot penetrate dense or solid tissues, like bones and some muscles, which means that if we need images of these parts of your pet’s body, we’ll recommend an x-ray instead.

Regardless of the type of radiological imaging we recommend for your pet, you can be sure that our highly trained and compassionate veterinary staff will ensure that your pet feels safe and comfortable throughout the imaging process.

Book an appointment with our Fear Free certified veterinary team at Arlington South Veterinary Hospital by calling (817) 562-6114 or contacting us online.

Your Pet Is Our Priority

Real Reviews from Real Clients
  • Very knowledgeable and friendly.

    “My pets always receive excellent care here. Dr. Mason and the staff will treat your pets as of they are their own. Very knowledgeable and friendly.”

    - Rhonda
  • The doctor was informative and helpful.

    “The staff and techs are so friendly. The doctor was informative and helpful. My doggie is feeling so much better! We have tried everything and everyone, but Dr made a big difference. Vet bills are ...”

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    “Been taking my four-legged family to ASVH for over 20 years. I would never consider taking them anywhere else. Great folks!!!”

    - Sharon
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    “Best Vets ever. Both Veterinarians and their entire staff treat us like family. I am always amazed when the time to the bill how reasonable their services are.”

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Why Choose Us?

  • Serving the Community Since 1993
  • Our Entire staff is Fear Free Certified
  • Friendly, Compassionate & Professional
  • Individualized Care Plans for Our Patients
  • Personalized Customer Service for Pet Parents
  • We Are Considerate of Your Time & Have Minimal Wait Times
We Put Pets First

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