The diagnostic imaging department work closely alongside primary service clinicians, with specific and significant input to radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and MRI.
Ultrasonography utilises high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures in real time.
We have a dedicated radiography suite with a gantry-mounted Siemens Gigantos x-ray machine and AGFA computed radiography system which enables us to take extremely detailed, high-quality radiographs of the appendicular skeleton, thorax, head and neck.
Scintigraphy (bone scanning) is a diagnostic imaging technique which is very sensitive to changes in bone turn-over.
Computed tomography (CT)
A computed tomography service is available for advanced diagnostic imaging.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an exciting and relatively new diagnostic imaging technique which allows us for the first time to image soft tissue structures such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage within the equine foot.
Thoracic and abdominal ultrasonography
This is a key diagnostic technique in the hospital and the technology has advanced to such a degree that we are able to image blood flowing within the heart and collagen fibre misalignment in tendons.