Radiology and Ultrasounds at Urban Pet Hospital
Our veterinarian near San Francisco offers radiology and ultrasound services for your kittens and cats.
When it comes to accurately diagnosing and treating your cat after he or she has experienced an injury or illness, you can count on our veterinary team to have the latest diagnostic equipment, including digital imaging devices and ultrasound machines.
Injuries and Ailments Diagnosed via Radiology and Ultrasounds
Digital imaging, including ultrasound, radiographs, MRIs and CT scans are used to diagnose a variety of conditions and ailments in cats. Common conditions diagnosed include broken bones, joint problems, tumors, brain abnormalities and problems with the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder.
Ultrasound imaging involves using sound waves to create an image on a computer monitor. When our team passes the wand over an injured area of your pet, we are able to find otherwise hidden problems, like when your cat accidentally eats something that isn’t food, has a tumor or has problems with an internal organ, like the stomach, spleen, liver and pancreas. Ultrasound imaging is completely painless and does not have any side-effects
The common term for a radiograph is an x-ray. These images can help diagnose problems and conditions with the bones and joints, such as broken bones, swelling in the joints and other types of bone abnormalities. X-rays can also be used to diagnose problems with the internal organs, like the heart, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys.