Pet Radiology at Saint Francis Animal Hospital in Little River, SC

Pet radiology is a crucial diagnostic tool employed at Saint Francis Animal Hospital in Little River, SC, contributing to our commitment to providing comprehensive veterinary care for your beloved pets.

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Understanding Pet Radiology

Pet radiology, also known as diagnostic imaging, involves the use of various imaging techniques to visualize the internal structures of a pet’s body. This non-invasive method plays a vital role in diagnosing and monitoring various health conditions.

The Role of Pet Radiology in Veterinary Care

Pet radiology lets our veterinarians obtain detailed images of your pet’s bones, organs, and tissues. These images serve as valuable diagnostic tools, enabling accurate identification and assessment of health issues.

Types of Pet Radiology Services


X-rays are commonly used in pet radiology to visualize bone structures and identify issues such as fractures, arthritis, or abnormalities in the chest or abdomen.


Ultrasound imaging utilizes sound waves to create real-time images of organs and tissues. It is particularly effective in assessing soft tissues and detecting issues in the heart, liver, kidneys, and reproductive organs.

Benefits of Choosing Pet Radiology at Saint Francis Animal Hospital

In-House Imaging Services

Saint Francis Animal Hospital is equipped with in-house pet radiology facilities, allowing for prompt and convenient imaging services without the need for external referrals.

Expedited Diagnoses

Timely diagnosis is critical in addressing health issues in pets. With our in-house pet radiology services, we can expedite the diagnostic process, leading to quicker treatment decisions.

Comprehensive Veterinary Care

Our experienced veterinary team utilizes pet radiology as part of our commitment to providing comprehensive care. It serves as a valuable tool in our diagnostic process, supporting our mission to ensure the well-being of your pets.

When Pet Radiology is Necessary

Unexplained Lameness

If your pet is experiencing unexplained lameness or difficulty in movement, pet radiology can help identify underlying issues in their bones or joints.

Respiratory or Digestive Issues

For pets exhibiting respiratory or digestive issues, radiographic imaging can reveal abnormalities in the chest or abdomen, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions affecting these areas.

Pre-Surgical Assessments

Prior to certain surgical procedures, pet radiology may be recommended to assess the extent of an issue and guide the surgical approach.