At the Animal Place, we are able to use our radiology and ultrasound equipment to help us see what our eyes cannot. For instance, X-rays are taken not only to check for internal abnormalities (tumors and/or foreign bodies), but also to view the pets bone composition. If the X-rays do not provide useful information, then we can use our ultrasound machine. The ultrasound machine is most often used to search for the pets’ bladder and collect a sterile urine sample. However, in more complex situations, it also allows us to take pictures and clips of your pets’ abdomen, which we can then send off for further assessment by a specialist.