Diagnostic Imaging

radiation therapy

The Difference Between Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiology

November 15, 2017

At first glance, these three disciplines within veterinary medicine seem pretty much the same, but at the Animal Medical Center, diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, and interventional radiology represent three different groups of veterinarians with three very different sets of background and training. What ties these three disparate groups together is their use of radiation to … Continue reading The Difference Between Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiology

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

May 3, 2013

Ultrasounds (or sonograms) use sound waves to produce an image of internal organs. The same equipment used in people (for say, a pregnancy exam) is used for evaluating companion animals with various diseases, most commonly diseases in the abdomen and heart.  Our Cardiology Service performs echocardiograms (ultrasound of the heart). The Diagnostic Imaging Service uses … Continue reading Ultrasound

CT Scan

CT Scan

May 3, 2013

The Animal Medical Center is excited about the installation of a new, upgraded CT scanner. We have replaced our previous single-slice unit with a much advanced 64-slice unit, similar to the equipment used in high-end human hospitals. The benefits of this new scanner include decreased scan time and improved image quality. The decreased scan time … Continue reading CT Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

May 3, 2013

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides high detail anatomic information unlike any other modality offered by our Diagnostic Imaging Service. AMC’s MRI is a high-strength, 1.5T magnet, identical to units used in imaging people. Organs like the brain and spinal cord are imaged in companion animals suffering from conditions like seizures, behavior change, back pain and … Continue reading Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)