Radiology + Imaging
At Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care our radiology and imaging center includes digital radiography, multiple ultrasounds for various applications, Vimago GT30 CT Scanner, and GE 1.5 Tesla MRI. We also provide fluoroscopy and interventional radiology. Our board-certified internal medicine specialists provide medical consultation with ultrasound Monday through Friday. All specialty visits require an appointment. Ultrasound is available through our emergency department on weekends for true emergency cases.
- Digital radiography, an advanced form of x-ray inspection which produces digital radiographic images instantly on a computer.
- Ultrasound, an imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture (also known as a sonogram) of organs, tissues, and other structures inside the body. An ultrasound can also show parts of the body in motion, such as a heart beating or blood flowing through blood vessels.
- Computer Tomography (CT). A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around the body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI is a procedure that uses radio waves, a powerful magnet, and a computer to make a series of very detailed pictures of areas inside the body, allowing us to evaluate the inside of your dog’s or cat’s body in a non-invasive way.
Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care has a full line of in-house laboratory testing equipment to provide rapid results for many diagnostic testing needs. This is very important for the emergent patient needing test results quickly. Outside laboratories are also used for specialized diagnostic testing.