The radiology service performs studies every year on dogs, cats, and horses. X-ray images (radiographs) allow faculty clinicians to examine the patients for injury or disease. Radiographs provide examination of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and the skeleton. Radiography is often the first line of diagnostic imaging with which the faculty clinician can either make a diagnosis, or direct the need for further imaging studies. It is quick, painless, and economical. In some cases, follow-up radiographic examinations are used to monitor a patient's progress throughout the hospital stay.
All radiographic studies at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are reviewed by a board certified radiologist. A veterinary technician works closely with the clinical students to perform both routine and specialized exams. Advanced procedures such as contrast radiography and positional radiography are performed under the direction of the board certified radiologist.
All radiographic studies performed at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are digital. This means that multiple clinicians can be examining the patient's radiographs throughout the hospital at the same time. We can also provide a CD copy of the images to you or your primary veterinarian for more complete records.