Radiology

The Radiology service at SASH allows specialist veterinarians to diagnose all manner of pet diseases, so that they can then pick the most appropriate treatment.

SASH boasts state of the art traditional and advanced imaging techniques, including:

  1. • Digital x-ray
  2. • Ultrasound
  3. • Fluoroscopy (moving x-ray)
  4. • CT (Computed Tomography)
  5. • MRI

Ultrasound is most frequently used to scan the abdomen, particularly for pets suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea. Ultrasound means vets can quickly diagnose diseases such as pancreatitis or intestinal obstructions and move on to appropriate treatments as early as possible to ensure the best outcome.

MRI is most commonly used for investigation of brain diseases (including seizures, brain tumours, strokes) as well as for many spinal diseases.

The Radiology service is run by full time residency-trained veterinarian Dr Kathleen Chow and is assisted by Susan Proctor running the MRI, and our nurses and trainee nurses also look after your pet during its ultrasound scans, CT scans and MRI procedure. SASH also employs off-site services so your pet’s imaging studies can even be read on nights or weekends.