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Feature April 2016 Issue

The Usefulness of X-Rays for Cats

X-rays are an especially effective medium for viewing bone tissue — such as studying fractures and monitoring their healing.

The Usefulness of X-Rays for Cats

This venerable imaging technology continues to be a mainstay in veterinary medicine. Here's how it’s utilized to help diagnose your cat.

The history of veterinary radiology — the use of photograph-like images to diagnose an internal physical abnormality that is otherwise invisible to a practitioner’s eye — can be traced back to a specific day in 1895. While working in his laboratory, a German physicist named Wilhelm Roentgen wit-nessed a phenomenon that until then had never been observed by him or anyone else.

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