Feline X-rays

 Lets look at same cat Radiographs. Click on them to make them larger.

First, we will learn some normal anatomy.

This cat is laying on its right side. Labeled radiographs are below.


Did you notice the stones in the urinary bladder (red circle)


This cat is laying on its stomach


Did you see the microchip on this view (black arrow)?


Cat that was shot in the neck with a pellet



Wires in a fractured mandible (lower jaw)


Foreign body in the stomach


Bone plate for fractured radius


This cat has fluid in the thorax. Compare it to a  normal chest rad below from a different cat



This cat has a problem with its lower jaw (mandible). It a mass (growth), that might be benign or malignant.

Two pins were put in this fracture of this femur. They are called intra medullary pins because they are in the center of the bone. This cat will heal fine and should return to almost 100% in a few months.


The white arrow points to a tumor that is growing under the skin by the chest

This is barium flowing through the stomach and intestines 15 minutes after it was given. The manner in which the barium flows along with the rate at which it flows are important diagnostic aids.

These are normal kitten bones. The arrows point to growth plates, not fractures. The growth plates allow the bones to grow longer, and will disappear when this kitten matures.

The black circle outlines a pellet in the skull. Pellets and BB’s are often incidental findings and are not usually removed unless they are causing a problem.

The two large, oval white objects on each side of the spine are enlarged kidneys. They are enlarged in this cat because of cancer, although there can be other causes of enlarged kidneys.


This cat has a tumor at the bottom of its stomach. It is the round white area just above the white arrow. Normal organs visualized are:

L- Liver



I- Small Intestine

B- Urinary Bladder


Can you tell what the arrows are pointing to in the abdomen of this cat?

Its a rubber band in the cats small intestine that is literally coming out of its fanny.



Can you see all of the kittens in this radiograph?

To learn more about x-rays you can visit our radiology section in the hospital tour page.