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Advances in veterinary diagnostic imaging have dramatically improved the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases in animals. Accurate and complete interpretation of imaging studies is critical to developing an effective treatment plan. Diagnostic imaging has always played a central role here at ChesterGates.

ChesterGates offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging services.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

  • Joints and bones - elbow dysplasia, assessment of incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle, fracture repair planning, growth deformity planning
  • Thorax - metastases checks, lung and mediastinal assessment, trauma
  • Abdomen - metastases checks, IVU, vascular assessment
  • Nasal cavities and sinus
  • Middle and inner ear
  • Orbit
  • High resolution vascular studies including portosystemic shunts
  • 3D rendition

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Lesion localisation in the brain and spinal cord
  • Neoplasm assessment
  • Identification of vascular accidents
  • Anomalies of the ventricular system
  • Epilepsy investigation
  • Chiari Malformation investigation
  • GME, NE and NME assessment
  • Middle ear disease investigation
  • Identification of structural abnormalities
  • Assessment of prolapsed intervertibral discs
  • Spinal cord trauma assesssment
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Brachial plexus imaging
  • Studies of synovial structures

Digital Radiography

  • Radiographs of the thorax, abdomen, axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Contrast studies (digestive and urinary system, fistulography and others)
  • Dynamic contrast studies (swallowing, ectopic ureter assessments and others)

Fluoroscopy

  • Acquires moving (dynamic)radiographic images of the patient
  • Allows evaluation of moving strucutre such as the oesophagus and the trachea
  • Fluoroscopy guided removal of foreign bodies in the oesophagus
  • Intra-operative use to assess implant placement

Ultrasound

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Thoracic ultrasound
  • Soft tissue ultrasound
  • Thyroid, parathyroid and neck ultrasound
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Colour-flow doppler
  • Fine needle aspiration and biopsy
  • Cardiac ultrasound workups
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