We have x-ray facilities at both veterinary practices; digital x-rays in Notting Hill and automatic film processing in Barons Court. X-rays provide a quick and non-invasive way of visualising the internal organs, bones and joints. We also have the results in minutes.
Your pet will usually have a light sedation in order to lie in the correct position for the x-ray to be taken. We usually use a sedation that can be reversed as soon as the x-rays are done. We often combine x-rays and ultrasound if we want a better look of the soft tissues inside the chest or abdomen.
We also have digital dental x-rays at Notting Hill. This is especially useful in cats who will often have resorptive lesions in their teeth which can be very painful, but can also be difficult to assess. X-rays are also useful for dogs with fractured teeth to assess the roots and viability of the teeth. With this information we can decide whether to extract a tooth or even refer to a specialist for endodontic treatment.