Radiography is an important part of diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. X-ray images (radiographs) allow the Veterinarian to examine the body for injury or disease. Not only used for bones, x-rays provide examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs. Radiography is often the first line of diagnostic imaging with which a doctor can either make a diagnosis, or direct the need for further imaging. It is quick, painless, and economical.