Diagnostic Imaging

Imaging Services for Your Pets

Diagnostic Imaging Services at VSES

The diagnostic imaging services at VSES offers advanced training, modern equipment, and extensive experience to help diagnose a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Our board-certified veterinary radiologists provide comprehensive imaging services to the greater Rochester area without the need for added travel. Our radiologists are consultants for area veterinarians in general practice, emergency practice, and in-house specialties, including internal medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology.

When to Contact a Veterinary Radiologist

Your primary veterinarian may recommend a consultation with a veterinary radiologist who will perform diagnostic imaging for help in diagnosing a vast array of disorders.

A board-certified radiology specialist completes several years of additional training after veterinary school, including a one-year internship and three years of residency at an accredited institution. Diplomate status is obtained by successfully passing rigorous specialty boards following residency. For more information, visit the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Imaging Services for Your Pets

The VSES diagnostic imaging team provides the following services for inpatients and outpatients:

  • Ultrasound examinations and interpretations
  • In-house MRI and CT scans and interpretations
  • Radiograph (x-ray) consultations

Abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging study widely used in veterinary medicine to aid in the diagnosis of a vast array of disorders. The use of abdominal ultrasound is most beneficial when it is a part of a complete workup.

Outpatient ultrasound appointments are available for pets who do not require urgent or emergency care. Your regular veterinarian will receive a written ultrasound consultation upon completion of the exam, allowing you and your regular veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is advanced imaging that provides exceptional cross-sectional detail of soft tissue structures such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and abdominal organs. MRI is available for outpatient referral as well as for our hospitalized patients.

Computed Tomography (CT) is also a form of advanced cross-sectional imaging. CT provides excellent detail of skeletal structures and superior images of structures of the thorax, such as the lungs. CT is available for VSES patients only.

Survey radiography (x-ray) remains a vital tool for diagnosing various problems in veterinary patients and is especially useful in showing changes in bone, irregular shapes in the abdomen, or the presence of foreign objects.

eIMAGING is a veterinary telemedicine and mobile ultrasound company based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Our services for VSES and the Monroe Veterinary Associates include interpretation of radiographs, MRIs, CTs, and abdominal ultrasounds that are performed in house. A board-certified radiologist reviews all studies submitted for interpretation. When echocardiograms are performed, they are interpreted by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist. We strive for excellence in our services and patient care, as well as offer rapid turnaround times. We always welcome clinical questions and follow up on any cases submitted.