The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware's (VSCD) two board-certified veterinary radiologists routinely help veterinarians pinpoint diagnoses, confirm courses of treatment, identify injuries, and provide second opinions through use of a variety of radiological imaging technologies.
Our radiologists are experts in the latest imaging technologies and regularly receive digital X-ray and ultrasound images taken at other clinics for assistance in diagnosis. In addition, we have advanced radiological imaging technologies on site including:
- Digital X-ray—Our specialists frequently use the high quality imaging of our digital X-ray machine to diagnose issues of joints, bones, and soft tissue. Because of the digital nature of the images, our doctors can take fewer images, reducing the amount of X-ray exposure for the pets while gaining higher resolution images to detect a wider range of health issues.
- Ultrasound—The ultrasound is used to view internal structures and organs in the abdomen, chest, and other areas. We can look at the general condition of structures and can check for proper functioning of the organs using water waves. Our radiologists also use the ultrasound to guide different procedures like biopsies and aspirates.
CT scanning (for humans, and animals) is one of the most common diagnostic tools in today’s medicine. CT scans are painless and non-invasive, and allow doctors to see inside the body with more clarity than is possible with a traditional x-ray. “Computerized” or “computed tomography” combines x-rays and digital technology to take SIXTEEN cross-sectional snap shots of internal organs, blood vessels, soft tissue or bones. Sometimes one test can cost less than multiple xrays – and with better clarity!
VSCD’s new advanced Aquilion CT system includes enhanced features for greater patient safety, faster exams, and improved image quality for quicker diagnosis. In 400 milliseconds, the gantry (or the 'donut' shaped part of the CT scanner that houses the components necessary to produce images) can rotate around a patient's entire body—a fast scanning capability that can effectively reduce image distortion of moving organs, such as the heart and lungs, as well as shorten the time that veterinary patients are required to be anesthetized and allow for greater precision for a surgeon if surgery is to follow.
Whether your pet’s images are taken by your family veterinarian or at our hospital, the radiologists of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware will use their expertise and years of experience to provide the most accurate diagnosis and to guide the treatment options for your pet’s benefit.
Learn more about our veterinary radiologists:
- Van William Knox IV, VMD, DACVR, Diagnostic Imaging
- Yael Mosenco, DVM, DECVDI, DACVR, Diagnostic Imaging
- Nurses: Ashlee, Christy, Karen, Kelly, James, Liz