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Providing Veterinary care for Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, and the Greater Orlando Area.

Veterinary Services. Radiography (X-Ray)

X-Rays for Pets

Westmonte Animal Clinic offers our clients and their pets on-site radiology. Our veterinarian and staff are trained to perform and evaluate radiographs (X-rays) of your pet that may be hurt or need further evaluation. When needed, our veterinarians can send our radiographs to a board certified radiological consultant for review or refer patients to veterinary specialists for further evaluations.

Diagnosing Common Signs of Disease

Radiographs are an important, non-invasive method of diagnosing common signs of disease, such as but not limited to:

  • Foreign Objects in the Stomach
  • Broken or Fractured Bones
  • Checking Vital Organs
  • Checking for Stones or Crystals in the Bladder
  • Monitoring and Diagnosing Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Intestinal Tract Blockages

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While the images created on a radiograph are only two dimensional, they can help our veterinarian determine the next step of therapy required in your pet’s treatment. Three of the most common reasons for taking radiographs are pain in a joint or bone, bladder infections where the doctor suspects the presence of bladder stones, and a pet that has been vomiting causing the doctor to be concerned that there is a foreign object in the stomach or intestines of the pet.

When our veterinarian takes radiographs of your pet, they will review the results with you showing you any areas of concern on the radiographs to help you better understand why we are treating your pet. When looking at a radiograph, the bones will appear white, air is black, and the internal organs and fluid are shades of gray. If there are any changes in your pet from a “normal” radiograph, our veterinarians will show you these areas and discuss their diagnosis at that time.

Barium Series

While a pet can often be diagnosed with two or three films, there are certain times that a special series of radiographs, called a barium series may be recommended. This will help the doctor determine if a pet, with a previously questionable radiograph result, has eaten a foreign object and where in the stomach or intestines it has become lodged. To perform this series, the pet is first given oral liquid barium, which appears as a white fluid on the radiographs. The radiographs are taken at different time points to follow the fluid through the intestinal tract. If the fluid stops at a certain point before reaching the end, it is likely that the pet has an obstruction. At this point, the doctor will discuss the best course of treatment for your pet while showing you the areas of abnormality on the radiographs.

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Contact Information

  • Westmonte Animal Clinic
  • 230 S. Wymore Road
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • (407) 862-6892

After Hours Emergencies

  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry
  • 195 Concord Drive
  • Casselberry, FL 32707
  • (407) 644-4449