What is radiography?
Radiography is the use of x-rays to take images for diagnostic purposes.
When is radiography used?
Radiography can be used to examine bones for fractures or other abnormalities, but is also very useful for evaluating internal organ systems for abnormalities. For example, in coughing animals radiographs can help differentiate between infection, heart disease, inflammatory airway disease, or cancer and guide treatment. Radiographs are also a useful screening tool during wellness visits to help identify disease processes early on when they can be more successfully treated.