Diagnostic imaging

X-ray of cat

Fast, accurate and non-invasive

When an animal isn’t feeling well or is in pain, you need to investigate why. There might be an underlying problem such as a disease or growth that is causing the sickness. And that’s why we need to use diagnostic imaging.

Diagnostic imaging is completely non-invasive and it allows us to thoroughly examine specific areas of an animal’s body, especially internal organs. The high-clarity images allow us to see the precise problem and to make a precise diagnosis.

And the faster we can make the diagnosis, the faster we can begin treatment. Diagnosis is the crucial first step in getting your beloved pet back onto a better health path.

Trusted specialist partners

Trusted specialist partners

Our team of specialists at VSOS are dedicated to giving all pets the best possible care, using cutting-edge diagnostic imaging technology. This is what makes us such trusted specialist partners for vets throughout Sydney and beyond. And it’s what makes us trusted specialist vets for pet owners too.

We are here to support your patients and improve their quality of life by improving and curing their conditions. Our team of specialists are highly experienced and respected as leaders in our fields of internal medicine and surgery. And our hospital is an advanced treatment centre housing the latest technology and our specialists under the one roof.

What’s more, our emergency centre is open in June and is available to vets and pet owners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

So no matter what the condition or emergency, contact VSOS to discover what our specialist team can do for your pet or patient.

Veterinarian explaining x-ray picture to pet owner

What is diagnostic imaging?

We have several ways to “image” various organs within the body. This includes traditional X-ray for bones and gas-filled spaces (i.e. the lungs), ultrasound for the abdomen and heart, and newer technology including CT for more advanced X-ray imaging.

We also use MRI which excels in soft tissue, particularly the brain.

Fluoroscopy is a source of continuous X-ray which is great for vessels, swallowing and breathing.

We use these imaging modalities for assistance with making a diagnosis for our patients.

Often we use a combination and may require various specialist input for each device.

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