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Animal Care Center of Polaris


Veterinary radiologists are specialists who focus on running and interpreting diagnostic imaging tests.

Our radiology team is equipped to perform X-rays. Radiologists use these test results to accurately diagnose ailments that your pet may be suffering from. You may not interact with our radiologists, but they are crucial to the effective care of your pet.

Tests Offered:

  • X-rays: This common test can be used to inspect the health of bones and organs or to view foreign objects and some tumors.

Common Problems We Diagnose:

Our veterinary radiology specialists are crucial to your pet’s care. Imaging services are used to quickly and accurately diagnose health problems, and to subsequently create effective treatment plans. The following list includes some of the common conditions that radiology specialists can help identify.

  • Broken bones: X-rays allow radiologists to examine bone structure and quickly identify fractures or irregularities.

  • Cancer: Our diagnostic tools let our veterinarians see the heart’s size, irregularities, arterial blockage, and other problems.

  • Heart disease: Our diagnostic tools let our veterinarians see the heart’s size, irregularities, arterial blockage, and other problems.

  • Respiratory illness: Some tests are used to inspect the lungs and airways and can shed light on the severity of respiratory issues your pet may be facing.

  • Pregnancy: Ultrasounds are helpful in evaluating the health of pregnant animals and their babies, and can help guide natal healthcare decisions.

Digital Radiography


Radiography, also known as X-rays, is one of the most common and valuable medical diagnostic tools. X-rays are highly useful for screening areas of the body that have contrasting tissue densities, or when evaluating solid tissues.

Why would my pet need x-rays?

If your pet is sick or has suffered a trauma, X-rays provide a minimally invasive tool to help our doctors diagnose your pet. X-rays are also used in general wellness exams to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.

When is X-ray testing appropriate?

We may recommend veterinary X-rays as part of a diagnostic procedure if your pet is experiencing any health conditions or as a preventive measure in a routine senior wellness examination. We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools depending on the patient’s condition. We’re fully equipped to perform routine radiology services to identify many types of illness or injury when pets are sick or suffer a trauma.

How is X-ray testing used?

X-rays can be used to detect a variety of ailments in animals including arthritis, tumors, bladder and kidney stones, and lung abnormalities such as pneumonia. They are also used to evaluate bone damage, the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, genitourinary system, organ integrity, and even identify foreign objects that may have been ingested. In some cases, we may need to sedate your pet or use short-acting general anesthesia.