Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Centers, as a third-party professional organization, provide animal diagnostic imaging services mainly for medical institutions such as veterinary clinics and pet hospitals.
Pet hospitals and clinics can send their pets to the third-party veterinary diagnostic imaging center for image scanning, or upload the image data to the third-party veterinary imaging center for diagnosis and interpretation by professional physicians, which can help the doctors diagnose the pet’s diseases more accurately and formulate more scientific and personalized treatment plans. At the same time, the third-party veterinary imaging center can also provide various image data storage and management services, providing convenient image data management and query services for pet medical institutions.
Compared with ordinary animal hospitals, third-party veterinary diagnostic imaging centers have more advanced diagnostic imaging equipment, which is generally no more than the four types of imaging equipment: DR, ultrasonography, CT and MRI.
DR photography, also known as “filming“, is the most frequently used imaging equipment. x-ray has a slight radiation, and it is not recommended that pregnant women or expectant parents enter the DR room to assist in securing their pets during x-ray filming to avoid harming the fetus.
Compared to other kinds of imaging equipment, DR’s shooting results are the most straightforward, even no medical knowledge base can be seen from the film the approximate shape of the bones, so the imaging effect is an important indicator of the quality of the DR imaging equipment.
Domestic pet DRVET1800 is equipped with 17*17 large-size flat panel detector as standard, and utilizes line noise elimination technology to improve imaging quality by 40%, with clearly recognizable details. The structure adopts the floating bed design, which can meet most of the small and medium-sized pet examinations.
Compared with X-ray, chest CT examination shows more obvious structural clarity, and the sensitivity of detecting chest lesions and the accuracy of displaying lesions are better than that of conventional X-ray chest film. Chest CT is good for detecting minor lesions and hidden lesions, and displaying the characteristics of lesions. The disadvantage is that the radiation dose of CT is significantly higher than that of X-rays.
Ultrasonography is the most commonly used method for clinical examination of biliary tract diseases, which can confirm the diagnosis of gallbladder stones, gallbladder inflammation, tumors, etc. Moreover, ultrasonography has a higher accuracy rate for cirrhosis of the liver, fatty liver, splenomegaly, hepatocellular carcinoma, and intestinal space-occupying lesions.
MRI can do any angle of cut layer at will and is radiation free. The display of anatomy and lesions of the cranium, spine and spinal cord, etc. is better than CT; the sensitivity of MRI to lesion tissues is better than CT, especially the examination of soft tissues such as joints, muscles, central nervous system and other structures are clearer. MRI has unique advantages in identifying spine, joints, tumors, infectious diseases, lymph nodes and vascular structures from each other.