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.