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Diagnostic Imaging

Radiographs (X-rays) Radiographs (X-rays)

Harmony Animal Hospital
1401 West Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561)-746-5501

Digital Radiology
Ultrasound
Dental Digital Radiology
Endoscopy
MedRx Video VetScope

Radiographs (X-rays)
Radiographs (X-rays) are one of the most useful tools we employ when diagnosing your pet.Radiographs allow us to evaluate your pet's musculoskeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive and urinary systems.

Using x-rays, we can determine the location and severity of bone fractures, identify the symptoms of heart disease, and locate foreign bodies (bones, toys, etc.) inside your pet's stomach, among other problems.Harmony Animal Hospital is proud to use the latest in veterinary digital x-ray technology for your pet's treatment. Digital x-rays are incredibly beneficial for your pet.

Unlike traditional film x-rays, digital radiographs are more detailed and of higher quality, leading to a faster, more accurate diagnosis. Digital x-rays are easier to take than film x-rays, resulting in less time on the x-ray table and less stress for your pet. Because the images are digital, your pet's x-rays can be saved to a disc and easily transmitted to specialists and consultants should further treatment be required.
Harmony Animal Hospital provides radiographs certified by the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals.

Ultrasound
Harmony Animal Hospital uses the latest veterinary ultrasound equipment in order to diagnose your pet's health issues. Ultrasound uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs.

Ultrasound is used for a wide-range of diagnostic procedures. It is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs and performing pregnancy evaluations. Ultrasound is also useful in evaluating heart functions and bladder scans. Ultrasound is used to guide cystocentesis procedures, in which a small needle is inserted into the urinary bladder and used to remove a urine sample.

Harmony Animal Hospital uses the latest veterinary ultrasound equipment in order to diagnose your pet's health issues. Ultrasound uses high-frequency soundwaves to produce a real-time moving image of your pet's internal organs.

Ultrasound is used for a wide-range of diagnostic procedures. It is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs and performing pregnancy evaluations. Ultrasound is also useful in evaluating heart functions and bladder scans. Ultrasound is used to guide cystocentesis procedures, in which a small needle is inserted into the urinary bladder and used to remove a urine sample.

Dental Digital Radiology
At Harmony Animal Hospital, we are able to take complete digital x-rays of your pet's mouth. There are significant reasons why you would want to have good dental images in order to provide optimal care of your pet, including:

• In evaluating an area for root fragments, where teeth are not clinically apparent
• In determining the cause of chronic nasal discharge
• To properly evaluate tooth vitality
• To determine the number of permanent teeth for a kitten or puppy before secondary teeth eruption
• For anatomical orientation and documentation before extraction
• For evaluation after extraction, to confirm all root fragments were removed
• In doing a treatment planning evaluation, when periodontal disease is present
• To evaluate feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs)
• To evaluate jaw fractures.
• To evaluate oral and facial swellings

Endoscopy

An endoscope uses a long tube equipped with a lighted video camera on the end. Images from the camera are transmitted to a monitor, and the endoscope acts as the veterinarian's "eye" and allows for an up-close view of your pet's internal organs - a view that might otherwise require invasive surgery.

Dental Digital Radiology
At Harmony Animal Hospital, we are able to take complete digital x-rays of your pet's mouth. There are significant reasons why you would want to have good dental images in order to provide optimal care of your pet, including:

• In evaluating an area for root fragments, where teeth are not clinically apparent
• In determining the cause of chronic nasal discharge
• To properly evaluate tooth vitality
• To determine the number of permanent teeth for a kitten or puppy before secondary teeth eruption

• For anatomical orientation and documentation before extraction
• For evaluation after extraction, to confirm all root fragments were removed
• In doing a treatment planning evaluation, when periodontal disease is present
• To evaluate feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs)
• To evaluate jaw fractures.
• To evaluate oral and facial swellings

Endoscopy
An endoscope uses a long tube equipped with a lighted video camera on the end. Images from the camera are transmitted to a monitor, and the endoscope acts as the veterinarian's "eye" and allows for an up-close view of your pet's internal organs - a view that might otherwise require invasive surgery.

Endoscopic procedures are particularly useful in diagnosing and treating conditions in your pet's mouth, esophagus, stomach, colon and the upper intestinal tract. Many times, an endoscope is used to guide the removal of a foreign object, procure a biopsy sample or perform an exploratory procedure.Endoscopic procedures are far less invasive than routine surgeries; this means your pet experiences less pain and discomfort.

Anesthesia is required for endoscopic procedures; however, the amount of anesthesia required is far less than what is needed for regular surgeries, and your pet may be able to go home the same day.

MedRx Video VetScope
The VetScope enables us to better examine, diagnose, and treat diseases of the ear canal, nose, throat, rectum, eye, mouth, and various other areas, and if needed, take samples for biopsy.

• Your pet's doctor may use the Video Vetscope in a variety of ways. The MedRx VetScope software allows us to take digital images and videos during a procedure and put them into the patient's electronic medical record. Digital images also make it possible to document the results of procedures and and how they progress over time. This makes it easier to track the progress of a patient, and allows us to share results with clients. The camera may be used to better diagnose ear infections or blockages, pinpoint dental or throat conditions or identify rectal or genital/urinary tract problems that might not otherwise be seen.

• The tapered probe also contains a biopsy channel that allows for videoscopic and/or laparoscopic procedures such as tumor or foreign body removal. We can also apply medication directly at the source of the problem.


Images from the MedRx VetScope System :
Retina Scan (cat); Debris in the ear canal (dog).

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