Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Diagnostic Imaging Services
Alta Rancho Pet & Bird Hospital is a full service veterinary facility with high tech diagnostic imaging capabilities available for pets in Alta Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Claremont, Fontana, and the entire Inland Empire. The combination of the different diagnostic modalities available to us here, allow for prompt and accurate diagnosis of your pets medical problem without leaving Rancho Cucamonga.
|Digital X-Ray Machine||X-ray Machine||Taking Radiographs|
|Lizard Radiograph||Dog skull||Post Op TTA Surgery|
We have a cutting edge 600 milli-ampere digital X-ray machine that is capable of taking radiographs of even the largest dog with a minimum of radiation exposure. Being digital, images are available in seconds and can be viewed throughout the hospital.
When we need more detailed information about particular organ systems we turn to our Diagnostic Ultrasound machine. This machine allows us to detect abnormalities inside soft tissue organs such as the liver, kidneys, bladder, intestines and spleen. Ultrasound is also invaluable for the diagnosis of heart problems, as this modality allows us to measure not only the shape, but the function of the heart muscle.
Ultrasound can also be used to help obtain Ultrasound also helps us obtain biopsies of diseased tissue. With ultrasound guidance, we can be certain that our biopsy instrument is located in the appropriate place and is not causing any damage to nearby tissues
Scoping an Ear
We have two video-arthroscopes that are used to visualize areas of the body normally inaccessible to us. We routinely use these scopes during physical exams to examine the inner recesses of the ear canals. They are also used to look down the trachea, as well as in the vagina and rectum. With the aid of working sheaths, we can use these instruments to guide biopsy instruments when we are trying to obtain samples for analysis.
Just about everyone has heard of MRI imaging. This technology (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is routinely used for humans when doctors need the most detailed information about the deep recesses of the body. It is particularly helpful in locating lesions within the central nervous system. With the aid of MRI imaging, we can locate ruptured inter-vertebral disks or tumors in the spinal canal or skull and direct our surgeons to the appropriate location for excision of the problem.
We now have the availability of doing MRI scans right here at our facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. A mobile MRI scanner can be brought to our parking lot and our patients are anesthetized and scanned without the need for travel to a referral center. Call (909) 980-3575 for more information.