The key to recovery is effective diagnosis. One of the most important components of a solid diagnosis is often diagnostic imaging technology. The cornerstone of the diagnostic imaging suite at Willits Veterinary Hospital is the ClearVet DR9 digital radiography system. Providing unparalleled soft tissue and skeletal detail not possible just a few years ago, the DR9 has the ability to reveal subtle lesions missed by older technologies. Digital radiography allows for review of images by veterinary radiologists at universities and private specialty practices literally worldwide.
Digital ultrasonography allows for safe, non-invasive evaluation of most soft tissue structures in the abdomen and thorax. Once obtained, ultrasound images can then be evaluated by specialists anywhere a computer is available. Ultrasound can also guide biopsies and aspirates, eliminating costly repeated exams and laboratory fees.