Our state of the art digital x-ray machine allows our staff to take the highest quality images of your pet for improved diagnostics and evaluation of your pet's condition.
Specialized Radiology Services:
OFA Hip and Elbow X-Rays
This service allows you to have your pet's hips or elbows x-rayed according to the guidelines set forth by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for the evaluation of dysplasia in those joints. This service is most often utilized by those seeking to breed their dogs, but is a valuable tool for any dog owner in assessing dysplasia in their pet. We offer this service with or without sedation, based on your pet's disposition. We also assist you in mailing the images to OFA for evaluation by their licensed specialists.
Penn Hip X-Rays
PennHIP is a multifaceted radiographic screening method for hip evaluation. The technique assesses the quality of the canine hip and quantitatively measures canine hip joint laxity. The PennHIP method of evaluation is more accurate than the current standard in its ability to predict the onset of osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the hallmark of hip dysplasia (HD).
It consists of three separate radiographs: the distraction view, the compression view and the hip-extended view. The distraction view and compression view are used to obtain accurate and precise measurements of joint laxity and congruity. The hip-extended view is used to obtain supplementary information regarding the existence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint. (The hip-extended view is the conventional radiographic view used to evaluate the integrity of the canine hip joint.)
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