Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is committed to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in the diagnostic imaging department. Because these advanced imaging capabilities are on-site, the doctors at OSVS are often able to obtain a rapid diagnosis and institute the appropriate treatment as early as possible.
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists offers the following radiology and diagnostic imaging services:
- Ultrasound—Cardiac, abdominal, neck, tendon, and pregnancy evaluation
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies and aspirates
- CT scans
- MRI studies—Using our new 1.5 Tesla magnet to obtain fast, high-quality images
- Contrast studies
- X-ray film interpretation
- Penn Hip and OFA evaluation—Available as direct appointments
- Radioactive Iodine therapy—Hyperthyroid cat treatments
The OSVS radiologist is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). Our radiology department performs a variety of procedures including radiography (X-rays), ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT) scanning, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures allow non-surgical biopsy of internal structures to obtain a rapid, minimally invasive diagnosis of many conditions. The radiologist reviews all radiographs taken in the hospital and is available for formal review of radiographs taken by other hospitals.
Specialized radiographic procedures for hip dysplasia (OFA and PennHip) are available as direct appointments. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT scanning are available on site Monday through Saturday. View a gallery of images from select cases diagnosed with advanced imaging.
In addition to diagnostic imaging, the radiologist is responsible for providing Radioactive Iodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats.
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists accepts patients based on the referral of the family’s regular veterinarian. If you feel your pet would benefit from the services offered in our Diagnostic Imaging Department, please speak to your veterinarian about a referral.
The radiologist at OSVS: