X-rays are a frequently used tool in both human and veterinary healthcare. X-rays can help vets get a view of your pet's bones, tissues, and internal organs so they can diagnose issues such as broken bones, bladder stones, swallowed foreign objects, and more.
X-ray images can help vets to spot some tumors, pregnancy, and enlarged organs which may lead to a diagnosis such as heart disease or cancer.
A detailed view of organs, tissues, and ligaments cannot be obtained using X-ray technology. In these cases, other diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound is more beneficial.