Baldwin Animal Hospital uses advanced diagnostic technology that aids us in accurately diagnosing underlying conditions so we may treat all health conditions in your pet, including:
Our veterinarians use endoscopy to examine your dog or cat’s internal organs without the need for invasive exploratory measures. During an endoscopy, tiny cameras called endoscopes are inserted into an orifice or through a tiny incision to visualize the organs and internal systems of your dog or cat. The process is minimally invasive, and can be used in both routine and emergency situations.
An ultrasound is a safe, painless, and noninvasive procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet’s internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to provide a clearer view of organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, and lymph nodes. Ultrasound does not require any form of sedation, and can quickly help our veterinarians identify and locate issues such as tumors, cysts, stones, and inflammation.
A digital x-ray is a common imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s internal organs along with their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. There are a number of benefits to digital radiology compared to traditional film x-rays. Digital x-rays have a higher image quality than film x-rays, making it much easier to view and interpret. Digital images are available instantly, allowing for a quicker and more accurate diagnosis.
At Baldwin Animal Hospital, we use digital radiology to find foreign objects and materials within the body that may have been ingested; diagnose fractures, bone and joint abnormalities, and other injuries; screen for abnormalities in the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs; and screen for certain forms of cancer.