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The Advantages of Digital Radiology

  • Digital x-rays can be saved to a disk and given to you as part of your pet’s home medical record.
  • Images can be quickly shared with specialists when a second opinion or additional diagnosis is needed.
  • Your pet’s time on the x-ray table is reduced because fewer images need to be taken.
  • Digital x-rays eliminate the need to use toxic chemicals in the film development process, decreasing the risk of exposure to our staff and the environment.

Your Pet’s Ultrasound

Ultrasound is another vital, non-invasive tool we utilize to aid in diagnosing your pet. Ultrasound can help our veterinary staff gain a real-time moving picture of your pet’s heart or a still image of many other organs and structures. An ultrasound is primarily used for abdominal and cardiac problems. When used to diagnose heart problems, ultrasound helps us gather information on your pet’s heart (including the heart valves) while it is actively pumping blood.

Your Pet’s Ultrasound

Ultrasound is another vital, non-invasive tool we utilize to aid in diagnosing your pet. Ultrasound can help our veterinary staff gain a real-time moving picture of your pet’s heart or a still image of many other organs and structures. An ultrasound is primarily used for abdominal and cardiac problems. When used to diagnose heart problems, ultrasound helps us gather information on your pet’s heart (including the heart valves) while it is actively pumping blood.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a variety of very small cameras attached to either a flexible or rigid tube. Our video endoscopy technology allows our veterinarians to directly view the interior of an organ or body cavity, providing a vital insight into the cause of a problem and aiding in the establishment of a diagnosis.

There are several varieties of endoscopy; gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to diagnose abdominal and digestive tract problems, bronchoscopy is used to diagnose respiratory diseases and otoscopy is used for diagnosing problems inside the ear.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a variety of very small cameras attached to either a flexible or rigid tube. Our video endoscopy technology allows our veterinarians to directly view the interior of an organ or body cavity, providing a vital insight into the cause of a problem and aiding in the establishment of a diagnosis.

There are several varieties of endoscopy; gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to diagnose abdominal and digestive tract problems, bronchoscopy is used to diagnose respiratory diseases and otoscopy is used for diagnosing problems inside the ear.

Laboratory Testing

Sometimes we need to rely on diagnostic tests in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Thanks to our in-house diagnostic laboratory, your pet’s test results are ready within a matter of minutes. Central Broward Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a new state of the art Idexx Lasercyte and Catylyst One. This equipment allows us to accurately measure dozens of laboratory results much faster than ever before decreasing the time interval between examination and treatment. Our laboratory is capable of processing dozens of tests, including complete blood counts (CBCs), blood chemistry panels, parasite testing (to detect the presence of heartworms, intestinal worms and other internal parasites) and more. Your pet’s laboratory test results are analyzed and interpreted by our team of veterinarians and specially trained veterinary technicians. The results of the laboratory tests provide fast, accurate treatment for your pet.

If required, we use an off-site veterinary laboratory for more complex or in-depth testing.

CBC measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a sample of blood. The numbers of each type of cell provide information to help diagnose anemia, infections and leukemia. If your pet is undergoing treatment for a condition, a complete blood count can help your veterinarian monitor how your pet is responding to the treatment.
A blood-chemistry panel measures electrolytes, enzymes and chemical elements of your pet’s blood. Included in a chem profile are important components such as calcium and phosphorous levels, liver enzymes, glucose and total protein. These measurements help your veterinarian determine how your pet’s organs, such as kidneys, pancreas and liver, are functioning. Blood-chemistry panels help diagnose and treat illness, as well as monitor your pet’s response to treatment. A blood-chemistry panel is usually performed to screen for potential problems and risks before anesthesia is administered.

Your veterinarian may examine your pet’s feces under a microscope for clues about many different kinds of diseases, including difficulties with digestion, internal bleeding and pancreas disorders. Most importantly, a fecal examination confirms the presence of intestinal parasites, including roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, tapeworm and giardia. A fecal examination is part of your pet’s complete wellness examination.

Laboratory testing of your pet’s urine can help detect the presence of specific substances that normally do not appear in urine, including protein, sugar, white blood cells or blood. Measuring the dilution or concentration of urine can also help your veterinarian diagnose illness. A urinalysis can be helpful in diagnosing urinary tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems and other diseases.

Laboratory Testing

Sometimes we need to rely on diagnostic tests in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Thanks to our in-house diagnostic laboratory, your pet’s test results are ready within a matter of minutes. Central Broward Veterinary Hospital is equipped with a new state of the art Idexx Lasercyte and Catylyst One. This equipment allows us to accurately measure dozens of laboratory results much faster than ever before decreasing the time interval between examination and treatment. Our laboratory is capable of processing dozens of tests, including complete blood counts (CBCs), blood chemistry panels, parasite testing (to detect the presence of heartworms, intestinal worms and other internal parasites) and more. Your pet’s laboratory test results are analyzed and interpreted by our team of veterinarians and specially trained veterinary technicians. The results of the laboratory tests provide fast, accurate treatment for your pet.

If required, we use an off-site veterinary laboratory for more complex or in-depth testing.

CBC measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a sample of blood. The numbers of each type of cell provide information to help diagnose anemia, infections and leukemia. If your pet is undergoing treatment for a condition, a complete blood count can help your veterinarian monitor how your pet is responding to the treatment.
A blood-chemistry panel measures electrolytes, enzymes and chemical elements of your pet’s blood. Included in a chem profile are important components such as calcium and phosphorous levels, liver enzymes, glucose and total protein. These measurements help your veterinarian determine how your pet’s organs, such as kidneys, pancreas and liver, are functioning. Blood-chemistry panels help diagnose and treat illness, as well as monitor your pet’s response to treatment. A blood-chemistry panel is usually performed to screen for potential problems and risks before anesthesia is administered.

Your veterinarian may examine your pet’s feces under a microscope for clues about many different kinds of diseases, including difficulties with digestion, internal bleeding and pancreas disorders. Most importantly, a fecal examination confirms the presence of intestinal parasites, including roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, tapeworm and giardia. A fecal examination is part of your pet’s complete wellness examination.

Laboratory testing of your pet’s urine can help detect the presence of specific substances that normally do not appear in urine, including protein, sugar, white blood cells or blood. Measuring the dilution or concentration of urine can also help your veterinarian diagnose illness. A urinalysis can be helpful in diagnosing urinary tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems and other diseases.