Our imaging service provides essential diagnostic information to our specialists, emergency veterinarians, and to the referring veterinarians in our community. While radiographs (x-rays) have been commonly used in veterinary medicine for many years, the Veterinary Medical Center of CNY also utilizes the more advanced imaging techniques more commonly seen in human medicine.
The Veterinary Medical Center of CNY uses computerized digital radiograph (x-ray) equipment. This technology provides us with radiographic images in seconds rather than minutes, helping us in those critical situations when every second counts. Radiographs taken at VMC are also routinely reviewed by board certified radiologists, providing our patients with another layer of expertise and experience.
An ultrasound is a non-invasive method to “look” inside the body using high frequency sound waves. Ultrasounds are extremely safe and provide very important information, particularly about soft tissues like organs and some tumors. Radiographs and ultrasound are often used together to provide valuable diagnostic information about your pet.
Ultrasounds must be arranged through your family veterinarian. Most ultrasounds at VMC are performed on an outpatient basis, and you are able to wait for your pet and speak to the radiologist in most circumstances.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A computed tomography (CT) scan is a special radiographic procedure that uses a computer to produce detailed cross-sectional images or "slices" of parts of the body. A CT procedure allows us to visualize parts of the body that are difficult to evaluate with traditional radiographs.
WHICH PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR PET?
Your primary care veterinarian can consult with the radiologist and veterinarians at VMC to determine the combination of diagnostic procedures that are best for your pet.