Diagnostic imaging includes radiology (X-ray Imaging), ultrasonography ("sonogram") and such advanced technologies as CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and nuclear scintography (images using radioactive isotopes to define body structures). Radiology and ultrasonography are available on-site.
OPVMC has recently updated, and upgraded its radiology department with addition of a new x-ray machine. In addition, we have available a digital dental x-ray machine available at tableside when performing dental examinations indicates the need for taking a radiograph of our patient's teeth, head, and/or jaws. The digital x-ray image is available almost immediately without moving the patient so that dental work can be completed expeditiously. Our licensed veterinary technicians are highly skilled at positioning patients for diagnostic quality radiographs whether utilizing the new x-ray equipment or the digital dental x-ray equipment. All radiographs are reviewed by the veterinarian for quality and diagnostic imaging results.
We have recently upgraded and added a new ultrasound machine that includes color doppler and the availability of storing images on CD. Most of our veterinarians have completed or will shortly complete extensive ultrasonography training so that they are all well versed in imaging and diagnostic ultrasonography. Our veterinarians also have the advantage of review of the ultrasounds with our boarded internalist whenever any question arises.
When CT scans or MRI's are in order, OPVMC will refer clients to a center providing those diagnostic imaging technologies.
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES
- Physical examination
- Imaging modality selection
- Chemical restraint selection
- Specific Imaging positioning
- Adjunctive imaging techniques
- Diagnostic imaging
- Imaging assisted diagnostic interventions
- Imaging study interpretation