Our hospital in Southern Pines NC has a state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine that produces excellent quality radiographs. Radiographs are fundamental in diagnosing certain medical and surgical problems. We perform thoracic, abdominal and spinal x-rays routinely, with pets either awake or anesthetized. We are also able to perform contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract as well as radiographs for the diagnosis of elbow and hip dysplasia. All OFA radiographs are taken under general anesthesia for proper positioning, which is essential for evaluation of the hips.