VRCC Animal Hospital
VRCC Has Advanced Imaging Technology
A brand new CT unit was installed in our hospital at the end of 2014. This technology allows our specialists to use advanced imaging to diagnose and treat an array of conditions and illnesses. The Vimago CT Scanner is a robotic, high definition, computed tomography-fluoroscopy-digital radiography platform that is mobile but capable of imaging an entire patient in a single series, and can fit even extremely large dogs. The system operates with the speed equivalent to a 4-slice conventional CT. VRCC is proud to offer this CT machine and our services at a more cost-effective rate for pet owners that traditional MRI or CT scans.
- Digital Radiography:
Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages of digital radiology include increased time efficiency through eliminating chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer, immediately preview the image, and enhance images. Additionally, it allows us the ability to easily copy the images for your referring veterinarian. Digital Radiography is essentially film-less X-ray image capture.
At VRCC, we can offer on-site MRI as an advanced diagnostic instrument. The MRI allows us to detect and measure soft-tissue masses or abnormalities in areas of the body that cannot be easily visualized. MRI is ideal for imaging structures within the orbit and offers the ophthalmologists valuable information regarding treatment options for the patient.
Ultrasound is a tool that uses sound waves to produce pictures of inside the body which helps us diagnose a variety of illnesses in pets. Ultrasound is safe, comfortable and very rarely requires sedation or anesthesia. This non-invasive diagnostic tool helps us to view abnormalities such as a tumor in the liver or spleen, enlarged adrenal glands, inflamed pancreas, thickened intestines or abnormal kidney size. We are also able to use our ultrasound machine to perform ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates or collect biopsies. These procedures allow us to gather fluid samples or tissues for analysis and to aid in diagnosis.