At West Midlands Referrals, there are a range of diagnostic imaging modalities available to assist in reaching a rapid and accurate diagnosis, allowing better patient outcomes and more detailed clinical information for both clients and referring Vets.
Computed Tomography (CT)
CT is an advanced imaging method that uses x-rays to produce multiple thin image slices of the body. After the scan has been performed the images can be manipulated using computer programs that can restack and recut the slices in any direction, or even produce three-dimensional pictures, without resorting to invasive exploratory surgery. With access to an onsite CT scanner, our expert team can effectively and rapidly diagnose joint and spinal problems.
The immediate availability of 3D imaging can be critical to the successful management of many serious problems and such images are also very useful in planning surgery for complex fractures and limb deformities.
Ultrasound scanning is used to capture real-time images of the thorax and abdomen as well as other soft tissues. Ultrasound is commonly used in human medicine and is performed daily at WMR daily. Unlike X-rays, ultrasound uses sound waves rather than radiation to obtain an image.
At West Midlands Referrals our team are supported by a high-definition Fuji Prima II CR system radiography system.