AMAH has professional diagnostic imaging specialist veterinarians, experienced radiographers and assistants to provide examination services such as ultrasound, X-ray, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance scanning for sick animals. Appropriate diagnostic imaging studies are performed on sick animals to identify the cause and determine the best course of treatment.
Ultrasound scans illuminate structures inside the animal, which are converted into images on a screen. If animals are undergoing ultrasound examinations, they may need to be sedated for optimal results.
Sedation helps the animal stay relaxed, reduces muscular tension, and allows for more effective clarity and assessment of the condition of various organs.
X-rays are used to assess any changes of the thorax, abdomen, head, neck, spine, or limbs.
Fluoroscopy corresponds to real time/movie X-ray viewing outside or inside operating theatres. It is used to perform dynamic studies of the respiratory tract, assess esophageal motility or help with surgical interventions.
CT scan uses a combination of X-rays and a computer to create pictures of the organs, bones and other tissues. It shows much more details than a regular X-ray and can reconstruct 3D images. Contrast media can be used to show any vascularized lesions or organs.
CT Scan usually done under general anesthesia as any movement could create artefacts and the study would not give as much information.
MRI scan uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. It is the modality of choice for patients with brain or spinal cord disease but also for musculoskeletal diseases. Contrast studies can be performed to better see the vascularized structures and lesions.