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Following assessment of an organ and the surrounding structures, ultrasound imaging is used to guide needle placement into a selected tissue or cavity. A sample of tissue or fluid may be drawn through the needle as an aspirate to analyze the cells or other contents of the sample (cytology and microbiology). A larger needle may be used to retrieve a small piece of solid tissue for a core-biopsy to analyze the architecture of the tissue (histopathology). Ultrasound guidance is commonly used for removing fluid from the chest cavity (thoracocentesis) and abdominal cavity (abdominocentesis).

 

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Diagnostic Imaging Department

At Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury, we utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in the care and treatment of pets. These advanced tools provide superior imagery that is interpreted by our doctors and other specialists to help diagnose or monitor your pet’s condition.

Services include:

• Ultrasonography (abdominal, thoracic, soft tissue) and Outpatient Ultrasound Service
• Eklin Digital Radiology suite (standard x-ray and contrast procedures)
• Conventional (non-digital Radiology Suite)
• Fluoroscopy (moving or 'live-action' radiographic studies)
• Helical GE high speed CT Scanner
• On site Fonar MRI (Imaging studies are reviewed by Board Certified Radiologists at Shadowsmiths Veterinary Imaging.)

 

Our Diagnostic Imaging Department Services

Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Abdominal uUtrasonography-Abdominocentesis and Cystocentesis
Angiography

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