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ADVANCED VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
To effectively treat a patient, an accurate diagnosis is required. At Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa (VSA), we are fortunate to have three Registered Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging (also known as Veterinary Radiologists) on our team, Dr Devon Thompson, Dr Caroline Eivers and Dr Ben Wernham. Veterinary Radiologists are highly trained and skilled in performing diagnoses and treatments using radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound and advanced imaging such as CT and MRI scanning. They are an integral part of the diagnostic process in caring for your pet.
At VSA, we use advanced imaging equipment to obtain radiographs, ultrasound images and CT images. VSA was the first veterinary hospital in Auckland to offer high-spec CT imaging. Computed tomography imaging, also known as “CAT scanning” (Computed Axial Tomography) utilises a rotating X-ray tube to acquire images of an animal’s anatomy to allow veterinarians to better make a decision around a treatment plan following an illness or injury. In 2019 a new 64 slice GE scanner was installed at the Sylvia Park hospital.
Check out our video for an introduction to the VSA Imaging team and an insight into our technology and facilities.
The benefits of having this imaging expertise and the onsite imaging services means that the VSA veterinary team can work together along-side your regular veterinarian to:
- choose the appropriate imaging modality
- offer timely scheduling availability
- reach the correct diagnosis
- develop an appropriate treatment plan