Metro Atlanta Pet Diagnostics

Roswell Veterinary Diagnostic Services

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Digital Radiology

Radiographs, or X-rays, are one of the most common and useful diagnostic tools in emergency medicine because of their ability to penetrate tissues and show your pet's organs and bones. In emergency cases, we use X-rays to help identify and diagnose a range of medical conditions affecting different parts of your pet, including their lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity, bladder and kidneys. X-rays are also used for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. If we suspect your pet has a fractured bone, has swallowed a foreign object, or is suffering from a heart problem, an X-ray can tell us what we need to know.

To provide you with the highest-quality emergency care for your pet, Animal Emergency Center of North Fulton has invested in a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine. There are several advantages to digital X-rays:

  • They are able to be viewed immediately on a computer monitor.
  • The clear, detailed images can be manipulated to get a better view of your pet's bones and internal organs, leading to a faster and more accurate diagnosis.
  • They take less time to process, which means less stress for you and your pet.
  • No harsh chemicals are needed to develop the images.
  • If a second opinion is necessary, digital X-rays can be sent by email to a specialist.
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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a painless, safe, non-invasive procedure that we use to evaluate your pet's internal organs. Using sound waves, ultrasound produces a real-time moving picture of your pet's organs that allows us to visualize objects that cannot be detected by X-rays alone.

At Animal Emergency Center of North Fulton, we use veterinary ultrasound to assess the shape, size, tissue density, internal structure and position of your pet's abdominal organs. It can also be used to identify masses or tumors, and as a guide during surgical biopsies.

Most ultrasound procedures take only a few minutes to perform and, unless it is being used during a surgical biopsy, does not typically require sedation. A diagnosis based on what we see is usually available immediately.

On-Site Pet Diagnostic Laboratory in Roswell

Because providing prompt and thorough emergency care is the top priority at the hospital, we have invested in a complete in-house veterinary diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health. Test results can also help us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting your pet's health and well-being.

Laboratory testing provides information about your pet's overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to the hospital's in-house diagnostic laboratory, we are able to deliver your pet's test results quickly—often within a few minutes—which helps minimize the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.