DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

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About Our Facility

At Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center (RRAEH), our emergency team can review a radiographic diagnosis immediately after x-rays are conducted for our emergency and referred patients. A STAT consultation from a board-certified radiologist is followed by 30 minutes after a digital x-ray in more severe cases.

 

CT scans are available for your pets. We use a high-quality, multi-slice CT scanner that provides us with scans in under 20 seconds. These scanners are often found in most human hospitals and reduces the amount of time your pet needs to be sedated or put under anesthesia for a simple scan. Reasons a CT scan may be taken are listed below.

  • Trauma (complicated fractures, spinal trauma, and soft tissue)
  • Cancer staging and finding tumors
  • Surgical planning for tumors, hepatobiliary disease, and more
  • Diagnosing blood clots
  • Neurologic disease (intervertebral disc disease, tumors, Wobbler’s syndrome, etc.)
  • Congenital orthopedic disease (OCD lesions, dysplasia, etc.)
  • Diagnosing liver shunts and much more…

Ultrasounds are used by our staff to conduct diagnostic abdominal exams. Common heart diseases in cats and dogs can be found using echocardiograms (heart ultrasound).

 

RRAEH offers a high-definition video endoscope examination to remove ingested foreign objects from the esophagus and stomach while also being minimally invasive. For nasal cavity blockage, we offer rhinoscopy which is used along with CT scans to find inhaled grass, sticks, tumors, etc.

 

These services are available 24/7 for our emergency patients, but we recommend having a referral from your pet’s primary vet if the situation allows.