Diagnostic Imaging

Medical imaging helps us at Burwood & Bay Vet to look at what’s going on inside your pet without having to open them up. Using medical imaging such as X-rays (also known as radiographs) and ultrasound, we can examine bones and soft tissue to diagnose conditions from fractures (broken bones) and bone cancer to pneumonia and pregnancy. 

Digital X-Rays

Burwood & Bay Vet’s state of the art digital X-ray machine allows us to process and examine X-ray images of your pet quickly, aiding in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions, including in some dental examinations. Depending on what area needs to be X-rayed, your pet may require sedation at our vet surgery in Concord.


Ultrasound scanning uses high frequency sound waves (that humans can’t hear) to generate images of internal structures. When the sound waves are pointed at the body, some of the waves are absorbed and some bounce back – the ones that bounce back are measured by the machine and transformed into an image for us to examine. Your pet’s fur may obstruct the ultrasound scan – so don’t be surprised if your pet comes home with a shaved patch!

We are very fortunate to have some very skilled vets with the ability to use ultrasound at our practice. We are very competent with both abdominal as well as cardiac ultrasound. 

For further information about our Diagnostic Imaging services for your pets, contact us. 

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