Radiography Northampton Ultrasound Northampton Edoscopy Northampton

Radiography NorthamptonRadiography
X -rays have been used for many years in veterinary and human medicine and most people will have had x-rays taken at some point in their life. They are still the most commonly used form of diagnostic imaging and are often the starting point for many medical and surgical investigations.

They are particularly useful for imaging bones and orthopaedic implants due to the difference in density between the bones and surrounding soft tissues.

They are also very useful for examination of the chest where the air in the lungs provides excellent contrast to the heart and other structures.

They are also used for abdominal studies and radio-opaque solutions and capsules can be used to highlight areas of the individual abdominal organs.

Ultrasound NorthamptonUltrasound
Ultrasound is a technique for looking at tissues within the body using high frequency sound waves. Many people will be familiar with it’s use for monitoring human pregnancies. A hand-held probe is placed against the body adjacent to the site to be investigated. The probe emits bursts of sound waves (inaudible to the human ear) and these are echoed back from the tissue to be picked up by the same probe. The software then converts these sound waves into an image that represents a “slice” through the tissue. This is displayed on a TV monitor as a “real time” moving image.

With our complex ultrasound machine a further technique of Doppler ultrasound and colour flow mapping can be used to actually watch and measure blood flow through an organ such as the heart.

We also have a Laparoscopic System which is used in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and thoracic disease, and for keyhole surgery for neutering bitches.

Ultrasound NorthamptonEndoscopy
Endoscopy is a specialised technique for directly visualising the inner cavities of the body without having to make large surgical openings. It involves passing a thin telescope-like instrument (the endoscope) into the body cavity and illuminating the area with a bright light. The structures within the cavity can then be viewed through the eyepiece. Our advanced system has a video camera attached to the endoscope and the image is viewed on a television screen and can also be recorded.

We have both flexible and rigid endoscopes, allowing us to examine multiple body systems.

We also have a Laparoscopic System which is used in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and thoracic disease, and for keyhole surgery for neutering bitches.

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