Digital Imaging | Highway Veterinary Hospital in Bowie, MD
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State-of-the-Art Imaging

cat sleeping on its back on a couchDiagnostic Imaging is essential to providing an accurate diagnosis and quality veterinary care. For this reason, Highway Veterinary Hospital is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging tools. This includes digital radiography, ultrasound and state-of-the-art dental x-ray equipment. These are painless non-invasive methods of high-quality imagery, which facilitates accurate diagnosis, guides our treatment plan, and helps your pet get better sooner.

When combined with our other advanced diagnostic capabilities, diagnostic imaging techniques and equipment are powerful tools that reveal a great deal of information about what is going on inside your pet’s body—often eliminating more invasive procedures like surgery.

Digital Radiography

man and woman petting a dogRadiographs are an indispensable tool in veterinary medicine. Images of our patients’ internal systems allow us to acquire vital information. Highway Veterinary Hospital produces digital x-rays, versus traditional film, which provide the clearest images in the shortest time. Frequently, we can take these x-rays without using general anesthesia, which creates a more relaxing and positive experience for our patients.

Digital technology also enables us to manipulate the images to facilitate interpretation for a more accurate diagnosis. These digital images can be viewed on a computer screen or an iPad®, and are instantly available to share with specialists when consultations are necessary. We employ the same digital technology for your pet’s dental care, showing tooth and root structures in ultimate detail.


dog and baby sitting in a fieldUltrasound is another non-invasive diagnostic device that we have at our disposal at Highway Veterinary Hospital. Many problems that cannot be diagnosed by digital radiography can be picked up on an ultrasound. We feel that our diagnostic capabilities would not be complete without the advanced imagery of veterinary ultrasound.

Ultrasounds are most effective in evaluating the organs of the abdomen and our veterinarians are extremely proficient in interpretation of soft tissue imaging. Since ultrasounds are moving, real-time images, they are better than x-rays for diagnosing some conditions. Ultrasound can help us answer questions about your pet’s health during preventive care exams, sick visits or emergencies by observing:

  • Soft tissue examination
  • Organ function
  • Tumors/masses
  • Bladder stones
  • Pregnancy
  • Foreign objects

Come to Highway Veterinary Hospital for the benefit of state-of-the-art diagnostic digital imaging in the hands of highly-trained, compassionate experts.