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Diagnostic Imaging

Radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy are all important non-invasive diagnostic tools in veterinary medicine. Survey radiographs or specialized contrast studies allow for evaluation of body systems based on size, location, shape and density of organs or tissues. Ultrasound imaging is particularly useful for evaluating soft tissue and fluid-filled organs and enables direct visualization of the anatomy and movement of the heart. Endoscopy, with either a rigid or flexible scope, provides detailed images from within a body cavity. Different instruments can be passed through the scope, allowing for biopsy procedures and removal of
foreign objects.

Radiography (x-rays)

Evaluation of nasal passages, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon; biopsy of tissues

Evaluation of the ear canal with enhanced visualization

Non-invasive diagnostic tool for evaluation of internal organs, aspiration/biopsy of tissues

We are pleased to have Dr. Bill Rivers on staff as a consulting radiologist. Dr. Rivers is a 1984 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship and several years of clinical practice, Dr. Rivers began his residency in radiology in 1989 at the University of Minnesota. He completed a PhD in radiology in 1995 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1996.

His extensive training and experience allows us to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Dr. Rivers reviews radiographs at the doctor’s request, and performs abdominal and thoracic ultrasound studies on-site.