Diagnostic Services offered by Harrison Animal HospitalDigital Radiology

At Harrison Animal Hospital, we use the latest in advanced computerized radiology as part of your pet's diagnostic care.

Digital radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions, such as examining your pet's bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. A digital 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, digital x-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making treatment faster and easier for your pet and your veterinarian.

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging that replaces traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally enhance images. Less radiation is also used to produce an image of similar detail than that of conventional radiography, while reducing the time needed to take images of your pet.

In addition, our digital radiography system allows us to transfer your pet's radiographs to a CD or send in an email, making it easy for you to keep them for your home records. They are also safer for the environment.

Diagnostic Services offered by Harrison Animal HospitalUltrasound

Ultrasound is a brief, non-invasive procedure for making treatment decisions for various types of heart disease, assessing the function and health of internal organs, and identifying lesions, their origin, and whether they have spread to other areas of the body. Ultrasound is also a very powerful surgical aid; it can help guide your veterinarian while obtaining a biopsy, in monitoring cardiac health, evaluating and monitoring cardiomyopathy (especially in cats), analyzing bladder and kidney, and performing pregnancy checks.

In-House Laboratory

Our hospital is equipped with a full service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis, fecal exams, cytology evaluations and other valuable tests. With our advanced laboratory, we have the ability to analyze how well your pet's internal organs and processes are functioning and can follow up on treatment therapy.

The diagnostic laboratory at Harrison Animal Hosital allows us to provide you and your pet with quick and - most importantly - accurate results, which is essential to our emergent and critical care cases. We can often have results within 15 minutes for many tests.