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Radiographs, or x-ray studies, use x-rays to create an image of the body. This is the most frequently used form of veterinary imaging. Images are produced by passing x-ray energy through the body. The energy that reaches the other side is detected by a plate and converted into an electronic signal. This information is sent to a computer to create a visible image. Digital radiography does not use film, so it is faster to obtain the images and also makes it easy to share images with other veterinarians. Radiographs are used to diagnose disease in the chest, abdomen, and musculoskeletal system. Contrast studies of the gastrointestinal and urinary tract may also be performed.

Diagnostic Imaging

Welcome to VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center's Diagnostic Imaging Department.

With four board-certified radiologists working exclusively from this location, and a full complement of imaging systems, our radiology department is the best-staffed one in this area, allowing us to provide the most complete and comprehensive imaging for anatomy and function available.

Our diagnostic imaging services include:

  • Ultrasonography (abdominal, thoracic, soft tissue)
  • Ultrasound guided needle aspirates and biopsies
  • Digital radiology (standard xray and contrast procedures)
  • Digital fluoroscopy (moving or 'live-action' radiographic studies)
  • 2D/3D spiral CT scanning

Our Diagnostic Imaging Services

Abdominal Ultrasonography-Abdominocentesis and Cystocentesis
Computed Tomography (CT scanning)
Digital Radiography
Fluoroscopy

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