Support Services - Diagnostic Imaging
Faculty and Staff Listing
Frequently Asked Questions
The radiology service provides a wide variety of diagnostic imaging services for the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Center. Diagnostic imaging is crucial for the diagnosis of many common diseases. We offer small and large animal radiography (X-ray), digital fluoroscopy, small and large animal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and MRI.
Our section provides imaging services for patients of the Animal Health Center. All patients are referred to the radiology department by one of the clinical services in the hospital, such as surgery or internal medicine. Your Animal Health Center clinician will discuss the imaging findings with you after consulting with a radiologist. Appointments are not made directly with radiology. All patients must go through the community veterinary services, surgery, internal medicine, equine, or food animal services.
We also offer consultation services for referring veterinarians. Your veterinarian can send us radiographs of your pet for interpretation by a radiologist.
Our staff consists of two board certified radiologists, three residency-trained radiologists, one resident, and three technicians.
Examinations and procedures we offer
- Thoracic (chest), abdominal, and musculoskeletal radiographs (x-rays) for small and large animals.
- Radiographs for submission to PennHip and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
- Contrast studies
- Gastrointestinal barium studies to evaluate the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine
- Urinary iodine studies such as excretory urography for kidney and ureter evaluation, cystography for bladder evaluation, and urethrography for evaluation of the urethra
- Myelography for evaluation of the spinal cord
- Fluoroscopy for real-time evaluation of the esophagus, trachea, and more
- Thorax, including echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart)
- Musculoskeletal, including tendons and ligaments
- Ultrasound guided aspirates and biopsies
- CT for evaluation of diseases of the skull, nose, spine, limbs, ears, thorax, and abdomen.
- MRI for evaluation of the brain and spinal cord.
- Consultation for referring veterinarians