Most veterinary hospitals have their own radiology equipment and are able to obtain radiographs (x-rays) on your pet. Since we specialize in radiology and diagnostic imaging, we are typically asked by your veterinarian to interpret the radiographs they have taken and provide a diagnostic report. The radiographs may still be on x-ray film but many veterinary practices are switching to digital radiography systems so that the images can be viewed and stored on a computer. If the radiographs are film-based, then they must be either mailed or hand delivered. If your veterinarian has a digital system, then the images can be burned on a CD or transmitted via the internet. 

• Please bring a referral request completed by your veterinarian (along with other pertinent information like blood work, recent history, etc.) or request that they send us one by fax or e-mail.
• If we are taking radiographs of your pet, we ask you to not feed them the morning of the study unless medically contraindicated (i.e. diabetics, etc.).
• If radiographs have previously been obtained by your veterinarian and we are taking new radiographs, please bring the prior radiographs with you to the appointment.
1. Can you take x-rays of my pet?  Yes, but most veterinarians have their own x-ray equipment and can take radiographs of your pet. Your veterinarian can then send the images to us for consultation (if needed).

2. Does my dog or cat need to be sedated for radiographs?  Generally no. Only the extremely frightened or uncooperative pet has to be sedated in order to take radiographs.