Companion Animal Hospital, a North Raleigh Veterinary Hospital, provides in-house, radiography, with results within minutes. Radiographs (x-rays) are extremely helpful for diagnosing and monitoring many medical and surgical conditions. X-rays are useful in examining your pet’s bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, oral cavity and other areas of the body. An x-ray can spot a fractured bone, detect cancerous tumors, diagnose heartworm disease and locate an obstruction or foreign body in your pet’s stomach or intestine. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures, x-rays can accurately diagnose problems, making your pet’s surgery less traumatic and complicated.