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When Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is performed on a patient, a magnetic field is applied to the body to align particles within the tissues. The magnetic field is interrupted and the coils monitor the particles return to their nature alignment. This modality is ideal for evaluating tissues with various amounts of hydrogen, particularly water content. MRI is commonly used to examine the brain, spinal cord, spinal canal, muscles and soft tissues of the abdomen.

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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