When your pet is ill or injured, a prompt, accurate diagnosis is needed. Our surgical specialty centers are equipped with the latest diagnostic technology, allowing our doctors to perform a full range of onsite, advanced diagnostic testing.
In addition to elbows and shoulders, our surgeons commonly perform arthroscopic evaluations of the stifle joint (knee). Arthroscopy has greatly enhanced our ability to diagnose and treat meniscal injuries. Advantages include less pain, reduced recovery time and a high rate of success because of less surgical trauma.
Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy are excellent additions to traditional, invasive surgical procedures. By using small scopes and instrumentation, samples can be obtained for diagnostic purposes while causing little trauma and pain to your pet.
Our spiral CT scanner provides superior diagnostic evaluation of the head, neck, nasal cavity, thoracic cavity and spine. This diagnostic imaging can be invaluable for staging cancer, and can often determine if a tumor can be successfully resected. In dogs with intervertebral disc disease, accuracy of lesion localization is greatly enhanced. The CT scanner can also help diagnose certain orthopedic conditions, such as fragmented coronoid process of the elbow.
Digital Radiography provides the highest quality images available and is the gold standard of care in veterinary specialty medicine. Allowing for immediate image access, images can be moved and manipulated, providing greater diagnostic confidence and better patient care.
Also known as a real time x-ray, this imaging technology has revolutionized the management of complex fractures by allowing our surgeons to use minimally invasive techniques. Fluoroscopic imaging also aids in the diagnostic of spinal cord conditions, liver shunts, collapsing trachea, esophageal motility disorders and diseases affecting the urinary tract.
Ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate and diagnose concerns in both the abdominal and thoracic cavities. This advanced imaging is used to diagnose heart conditions, abdominal tumors and foreign bodies. Often times this technique is essential in formulating a treatment plan for our patients with anticipation for a successful outcome.