Radiography is an important part of
diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine. The radiology service in
the small animal hospital performs thousands of studies every year
on dogs, cats, and exotic pets. X-ray images (radiographs)
allow radiologists and other specialists to examine the body for
injury or disease. Not only used for bones, radiographs provide
examination of the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs. Radiography
is often the first line of diagnostic imaging with which a
radiologist can either make a diagnosis, or direct the need for
further imaging. It is quick, painless, and economical. In some
cases, follow-up examinations are used to monitor a patient's
progress throughout the hospital stay.
All radiographic studies at the
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are directed and reviewed by
board certified radiologists, the specialists of diagnostic
imaging. A dedicated team of licensed veterinary technicians work
closely with the radiologists to perform both routine and
specialized exams. Advanced procedures such as contrast
radiography, positional radiography, nuclear medicine (bone scans), and
fluoroscopy (real time moving radiography) are performed daily.
Digital radiography has
revolutionized both human and veterinary medicine due to its
convenience and improved detail for soft tissues. All radiographic
studies performed at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are
digital. This means that multiple experts can be examining the
patient's radiographs throughout the hospital at the same time. A
surgeon can consult with a radiologist from the surgery room while
both see the same images from different locations. We can also
provide a CD copy of the images to you or your primary veterinarian
for more complete records.
Interpretation of Referral Images
Our board certified veterinary radiologists offer interpretation
of radiographic images made by referring practices. This includes
interpretation of the following diagnostic imaging modalities
(radiography, CT, and MRI). A radiographic interpretation will be
provided, both with telephone and written report, within 1 business
day following the receipt of the images and information form.
This service is provided during normal weekday business hours.
No afterhours, weekend, or STAT interpretation is currently
How to submit a case for interpretation
To submit a case for interpretation, you must first do
both of the
- Call 979-845-9081 to receive image upload (or delivery)
instructions, provide billing information, and receive
client-patient information form
- And submit
client-patient information form to firstname.lastname@example.org
. (Only this email address should be used to submit the form and
requests for interpretation.) Please include the DVM’s name and
Hospital into the subject line.
Interpretation can only proceed following receipt of billing
information (referring DVM), client information, and patient
information (including signalment and pertinent history).
Images transferred in DICOM format are preferred. TIFF and JPEG
images can be submitted but may be of lesser diagnostic quality.
(No smaller than 150 DPI, Pixels/inch)
- Radiographic Interpretation (<10 Images): $68
- Radiographic Interpretation (≥ 10 images): $80.00
- MRI/CT Interpretations= $100.00 for primary area (i.e. spine,
thorax, abdomen, head, pelvis, limb; post-contrast images
included), $50 for each secondary area.