Diagnostic Services

Computerized Radiography

Radiographs (X-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An X-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect tumors, help with the diagnosis of heartworm disease or locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet's intestine or stomach. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, X-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.

To provide your pet with the best medical care, Trumann Animal Clinic uses the latest in computerized radiology equipment as part of your pet's diagnostic care. Digital radiographic images are far more detailed and offer a range of features that enhance your veterinarian's ability to make an accurate diagnosis. Because our radiographs are digital, we are also able to easily submit them electronically to a board-certified radiologist for timely review.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a pain-free, totally non-invasive technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a real-time image of your pet's internal organs. For many applications, ultrasound can be more useful than radiographs by providing a movie of what is happening inside your pet's body.

It is particularly useful in viewing your pet's abdominal organs including the spleen, kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. It can also be used to evaluate heart functions, bladder scans and other areas such as the thyroid glands, testicles and mammary glands. Ultrasound also works well in conjunction with other diagnostic tools and a wide range of diagnostic procedures. For example, if an X-ray shows a lesion on your pet, an ultrasound can determine the origin of the lesion and whether it has spread elsewhere in your pet's body. Ultrasounds are typically not stressful for your pet and take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to perform.

Trumann Animal Clinic uses modern ultrasound technologies and we are able to send ultrasound studies for timely second opinions from a board-certified specialist.

 

Our Lab

Performing preventative medicine as well as diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, skin, ears, eyes, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet's health.

Trumann Animal Clinic has an in-house laboratory that allows us to perform urinalysis, parasite identification, chemistry profiles, clotting profiles, and more. In some cases, we can receive results within minutes.

NewTom 5G CBCT Scanner

Better patient health

Computed tomography scans are quick, so patients are exposed to less radiation with less anesthesia and sedation. TAC can scan small exotics to large dogs at angles you can’t catch in a standard X-ray.

Instant, high-contrast, highly detailed 3D images mean diseases can be diagnosed much quicker yielding earlier diagnoses, earlier treatment and healthier preventative medicine.