Aspen Meadow offers a variety of diagnostic capabilities on site, as well as a board-certified staff radiologist to review and interpret results. When your pet is in pain or experiencing an emergency, it's ideal to have the tools and experts needed under one roof to make a fast, accurate diagnosis. This means that less time is spent wondering and more time is spent treating.
Our radiology team works closely with each specialty department to determine a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet. Below are the diagnostic capabilities that we offer:
A CT takes a series of X-ray images from different angles around the body to provide a cross-sectional representation of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue organs.
X-rays use electromagnetic waves that can pass through solid objects (including parts of your body) to depict a one-sided representation of internal structures like bone, blood vessels, and soft tissue organs.
Ultrasound machines use sound waves to depict internal soft tissue structures like intestines, arteries, liver and more. It also depicts real-time movement so veterinarians can evaluate the function of these structures and ensure the body is working as is should.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRI uses magnetic fields to create images of the body’s internal structures without the use of radiation. This machine offers more detailed images of soft tissue than CT and radiographs (X-rays), and is very helpful in diagnosing disease in tissues like the brain, spinal cord, joints, muscles and ligaments.