Diagnostic imaging is an important tool within veterinary medicine and the area is developing rapidly.
These days, classic x-ray and ultrasound are often used together with more advanced methods such as computed tomography (DT/CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, scintigraphy and 3D ultrasound.
X-ray and/or ultrasound equipment is available at all major AniCura practices. Nowadays, many of our animal hospitals are also equipped with computed tomography (CT/CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, which provide excellent capabilities for good diagnostics. Many AniCura clinics have DT/CT scanners and around ten clinics have MRI scanners. In locations where our clinics do not have their own CT or MRI scanners, we usually have external collaborations that ensure access to professional diagnostic imaging.
Collaboration and Expertise within AniCura
Diagnostic Imaging is often a focal point for collaboration at an animal hospital. Diagnostic imaging provides a diagnostic aid to general practitioners during rounds and to other specialists such as cardiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, oncologists, neurologists and others in referral cases. In the long-term, this collaboration ensures a higher quality of care for our patients.
Several prominent national and European specialists (diplomates) within diagnostic imaging work in AniCura clinics. Modern IT technology also allows images to be sent for evaluation to specialists at clinics in other locations.