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Animal Emergency Hospital of Grand Rapids

Veterinary Radiology

Veterinary diagnostic imaging services in Grand Rapids, MI.

Radiologists are specialists who perform and interpret diagnostic tests. These veterinarians focus primarily on X-rays, but are also qualified to read other test results. Radiologists work to accurately identify ailments that pets are suffering from. While you may not interact directly with our radiology team, they communicate with, assist, and support the rest of our veterinary staff. If you have been referred to us for imaging services, call us at (616) 361-9911 or contact us below.

Dog getting an ultrasound

Tests Offered

Our veterinary radiology department offers a multitude of different tests and procedures, and radiology imaging technology is constantly improving and expanding. Our radiologists utilize a variety of state-of-the-art equipment to aid in the diagnosis of different animal health problems. Below is a list of procedures that our team may perform.

  • X-rays: Mainly used to assess broken bones, this common test also allows veterinarians to see foreign objects in the body as well as some tumors.

  • CT Scans: Animal CT scans are primarily used to find problems such as tumors, blood clots, broken bones, and more.

  • MRIs: An MRI is an imaging test performed to examine organs, it can be helpful to diagnose issues in the brain, tumors, or other abnormalities.

  • Ultrasounds: This type of test produces images of the internal organs and can also be used to check on the health of pregnant animals and their babies.

 Dog and Doctor Looking at X-Ray

Ailments We Diagnose

Veterinary radiologists are not directly involved in the treatment of pets, but they are vital to accurately and rapidly diagnosing health problems in dogs, cats, reptiles, and other exotic pets. The following list, while not exhaustive, details issues that our radiology team can aid in identifying.

  • Broken bones: X-rays allow radiologists to examine bone structure and quickly identify fractures or irregularities.

  • Cancer: Advanced imaging can display tumors, masses, and other growths within the body.

  • Heart disease: Our diagnostic tools let our veterinarians see the heart’s size, irregularities, arterial blockage, and other problems.

  • Respiratory illness: Some tests are used to inspect the lungs and airways and can shed light on the severity of respiratory issues your pet may be facing.

  • Pregnancy: Ultrasounds are helpful in evaluating the health of pregnant animals and their babies, and can help guide natal healthcare decisions.

The veterinary radiology team here at Animal Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Grand Rapids can aid in diagnosing any health problem that your pet may be currently facing. If you have any questions about the imaging tests we provide, our office is happy to assist you. You can reach us at (616) 361-9911 or by contacting us below.