The VSES diagnostic imaging team provides the following services:
- Ultrasound examinations and interpretations (outpatient and inpatient)
- Echocardiogram (outpatient and inpatient)
- MRI and CT scans/interpretations (inpatient ONLY)
- Radiograph (x-ray) consultations (inpatient ONLY)
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 inpatient ONLY.
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 inpatient 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.
An echo or cardiac ultrasound is a diagnostic tool for looking closely at the heart as well as inside and around it. An echo uses high-frequency sound waves to create live images, showing what the heart looks like and how it is functioning in real-time.