Diagnostic Imaging is a core service, supporting all other referral services as most of our patients will require some form of imaging. Depending on which part of the patient we need to take a closer look at, we will use these different imaging modalities. This equipment can facilitate a quick and accurate diagnosis of your pet’s condition, which can help speed up treatment when we know what condition/disease process we are dealing with.
Many of the CT and MRI images are sent to a team of specialist radiologists (Diplomates of the European or American Diagnostic Imaging Colleges (DipECVDI or DACVR) for interpretation, with a speedy reporting service.
We have a full range of advanced diagnostic equipment including:
- Digital radiography (X-ray)
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- This can be useful in many areas of the body and is commonly used for:
- Nasal and airway disease
- Abdomen (Tumours, Ectopic ureters, Portosystemic shunts)
- Oncology (Diagnosing and staging)
- Middle ear disease
- Joints (e.g. Humeral intracondylar fissures in Spaniels, elbow dysplasia in Labradors)
- Complex fractures
- Lumbosacral disease
- Suspected foreign body (migrating grass seeds)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – weekly visiting scanner.
- Commonly used for brain and spinal cord conditions:
- Brain diseases (tumours, strokes, cranial nerve disorders, meningitis) and investigation of seizures.
- Spinal disease (Intervertebral disc disease, tumours, fibrocartilagenous embolism)
- Abdominal and heart imaging
- Intraocular and retrobulbar imaging
- Arthroscopy – Used for joint investigations
- Video endoscopy for gastrointestinal, bronchoscopy and rhinoscopy procedures.
- We use PACS to store and view images