Diagnostic Imaging

General Information

The Section of Diagnostic Imaging forms part of the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies (CACS). The Section provides a comprehensive imaging service within the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital and for external referral cases. Our state of the art equipment consists of computed radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and computed tomography (CT).  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is accessible off-site, but we are in the exciting chapter of purchasing a unit for the faculty. Our patients consist of a variety of animals, ranging from domestic animals such as cats, dogs, horses and production animals; exotic species such as a monkeys, parrots and rabbits, to wild animals such as lion and cheetah. We work closely with other disciplines, such as surgery and internal medicine, to optimise patient diagnosis and treatment.

Research Information
Research areas:
  • Comparison of computed tomography and radiography in the trauma patient
  • Comparison of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and computed tomography for detection of metastatic neoplasia
  • Evaluation of radiological changes in the South African endurance horse
  • Whole brain approach to facilitate learning to improve radiation safety in small animal veterinary practices
Published by Linda Poggenpoel

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