Diagnostic Imaging Service at VSES
The diagnostic imaging service at VSES offers advanced training, modern equipment, and extensive experience to help diagnose a wide variety of veterinary conditions.
Our board-certified veterinary radiologists provides comprehensive imaging services to the greater Rochester area without the need for added travel. Our radiologists are consultants for area veterinarians in general practice, emergency practice, and in-house specialties including internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and neurology.
Imaging Services for Your Pets
The VSES diagnostic imaging team provides the following services for inpatients and outpatients:
- Ultrasound examinations and interpretations
- In-house MRI and CT scans and interpretations
- Radiograph (x-ray) consultations
Abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging study widely used in veterinary medicine to aid in the diagnosis of a vast array of disorders. The use of abdominal ultrasound is most beneficial when it is a part of a complete work up.
Outpatient ultrasound appointments are available for pets who do not require urgent or emergency care. Your regular veterinarian will receive a written ultrasound consultation upon completion of the exam, allowing you and your regular veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is advanced imaging that provides exceptional cross sectional detail of soft tissue structures such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and abdominal organs. MRI is available for outpatient referral as well as for our hospitalized patients.
Computed Tomography (CT) is also a form of advanced cross sectional imaging. CT provides excellent detail of skeletal structures and superior images of structures of the thorax, such as the lungs. CT is available for VSES patients only.
Survey radiography (x-ray) remains a vital tool for diagnosing various problems in veterinary patients and is especially useful in showing changes in bone, irregular shapes in the abdomen, or the presence of foreign objects.
When to Contact a Veterinary Radiologist
Your primary veterinarian may recommend a consultation with a veterinary radiologist who will perform diagnostic imaging for help in diagnosing a vast array of disorders.
A board-certified radiology specialist completes several years of additional training after veterinary school, including a one-year internship and three years of residency at an accredited institution. Diplomate status is obtained by successfully passing rigorous specialty boards following residency. For more information, visit the American College of Veterinary Radiology.