WVRC is the Only Veterinary Hospital in Wisconsin That Offers High Level Imaging Technology, Experience, and On-site Service
Just like humans, animals can benefit from the newest medical imaging technologies for diagnosis of various conditions. WVRC provides the latest imaging techniques to help evaluate a number of conditions, including bone fractures, cardiac and pulmonary problems, cancer and brain tumors.
A referral to our Board-certified radiologist Dr. Stephanie Rudich, DACVR for diagnostic imaging services can be obtained from your primary veterinarian, in conjunction with completion and submission of a referral form.
- WVRC offers a range of medical imaging procedures and services, including:
- Computer Tomography (CT) Scans
- High-Field MRI
- Ultrasound procedures involving abdominal and thoracic structures
- Contrast studies of the bladder, spinal column and upper gastrointestinal system
- Independent evaluation of X-rays and video images from the primary veterinarian
- WVRC uses the Eklin Digital Radiography system - considered to be the most state-of-the-art digital radiography system on the market.
STEPHANIE RUDICH, DVM, BS, DACVR
What procedures does a radiologist do?
A Radiologist is a veterinarian that specializes in radiographic or ultrasonographic images of the body. These images can include x-rays, computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound.
When X-rays are evaluated by the trained eye of a radiologist, minute or hidden details can be detected. This improves the diagnostic capabilities of the x-ray and can help to diagnose problems that could otherwise be missed. CT Scans enable the radiologist to diagnose other conditions not often seen by x-ray.
3-dimensional CT images of the body can be computerized and interpreted by a radiologist to detect brain tumors, joint problems, abdominal abnormalities and other problems that normally would have required surgery to accomplish the same goal.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique that uses inaudible sound waves to produce a picture of an internal structure. These images can be viewed in “real time” which enables the radiologist to evaluate movement such as the beating of the heart. Small samples of tissue called biopsies can also be obtained via ultrasound without requiring major surgery to visualize the structures being sampled.