Available Services

MRI image of a dog with a hemorrhagic stroke MRI image of a dog with a tumor in the pituitary gland
  • Access to a full range of imaging technologies to evaluate the many and varied clinical problems with which animals present. In-house services include:
    • Digital Radiography
      • Including PennHIP and OFA hip and elbow exams
    • Ultrasound
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT)

      CT 3-D reconstruction  following IV contrast administration of a canine patient with renal dysplasia

      • Great cross-sectional imaging of thorax and lungs (tumors, met checks, vascular anomalies), abdomen (tumors, foreign bodies, vascular anomalies), and orthopedic structures (including ability to reconstruction of fractures tumors, and congenital malformations)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
      • Mainly used for our neurology patients to evaluate the brain and spinal cord
    • Nuclear Scintigraphy 
      • Bone scans to evaluate for lameness, including bone tumors
      • Trans-splenic portal scintigraphy to evaluate for portosystemic shunts
      • Real-time GFR (glomerular filtration rate) analysis for evaluation of renal function prior to nephrectomy
      • Thyroid analysis to evaluate our hyperthyroid patients, or to evaluate for size and/or metastatic spread of thyroid cancer
    • Iodine 131 Treatment for Feline Hyperthyroidism
    • Fine-needle aspirates and biopsies under ultrasonographic, fluoroscopic and CT guidance
    • Contrast studies available including barium studies of the intestinal tract (esophagram, upper GI series) and the use of iodinated contrast to image the urinary tract (excretory urography, cystourethrography)
     

  • Referring veterinarians:

Multi-slice CT Scanner (16-slice unit capable of 3D imaging) MRI with V-shaped trough to accommodate large dogs that other units cannot

Digital Radiology