The Diagnostic Imaging Center at Michigan Veterinary Specialists
utilizes the most advanced tools available to help diagnose pets'
medical issues. Michigan Veterinary Specialists has incorporated
digital radiology into our Diagnostic Imaging capabilities leading
to more immediate treatment and giving our doctors, along with
the primary care veterinarians who refer patients to us, the chance
to share patient information in a much more time-efficient manner.
Digital x-rays provide quicker, clearer and faster images than
film x-ray. A digital x-ray of your pet's injury or area of concern
is taken and developed in four seconds, eliminating the need to
wait for the x-rays to develop. Digital x-rays also help provide
a better diagnosis for your pet. Like a digital photo, a radiograph
can be manipulated after it is taken allowing our team to view
the image in ways that weren't possible with film x-ray.
MVS also works with primary care veterinarians to interpret and
consult on x-ray images. Our network of radiologists interprets
the films, allowing primary care veterinarians access to consistent,
quality interpretations when they need them.
The Diagnostic imaging Center also uses a variety of sophisticated
ultrasound equipment and is one of only 11 hospitals in the country
utilizing Vet MR. Designed specifically for magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) of veterinary patients, the unit assists specialists
in quickly and accurately diagnosing patients' conditions by providing
sharp images of soft tissue such as the brain and central nervous
Our CT scanning system--one of only two locations using this
same system nationally--delivers 360-degree views of a patient's
internal body parts to determine the extent of problems such as
calcium deposits, abscesses and cysts.
If your pet presents a challenging medical case and your vet
advises you that advanced imaging procedures are needed, an appointment
with an MVS doctor most appropriate to your pet's condition (i.e.
Neurology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology) should be
made. The MVS doctor will make sure the pet receives the best
imaging study to confirm your patient's diagnosis and will help
with the interpretation and follow up.
Outpatient Ultrasound Program
MVS can provide your primary veterinarian with a detailed ultrasound
to better help diagnose your pet’s illness. If your primary
veterinarian refers you to us to have your pet receive an ultrasound,
here is what you can expect:
- Your pet will have an ultrasound performed by a board certified
- To adequately obtain the best quality images, the fur will
be shaved from the body part to be imaged. We strive to shave
as little as possible.
- Our radiologist will provide a report to your veterinarian
following the appointment.
- Because your primary veterinarian knows your pet’s
history and current condition, he/she will be better able to
report the ultrasound findings and manage your pet’s care.
- If you have any questions about the ultrasound results, your
primary veterinarian can explain them.
Referring veterinarians, click
here for the Ultrasound Request Form.
To give your clients information
on the Ultrasound Outpatient Program, click here.