Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Services

The diagnostic imaging services at Tufts VETS offers state-of-the-art radiography, ultrasonography and computed tomography to aid in the timely diagnosis of our patients. The service is staffed by an American College of Veterinary Radiology board-certified radiologists and licensed technicians.

Our diagnostic services collaborate with other Tufts VETS specialties including internal medicine, critical care, ophthalmology and surgery to provide advanced diagnostics for case management. The service also works closely with referring veterinary hospitals as both a referral center and consultation service.

CT examination is performed in house with our multi-slice helical CT.

Additionally, MRI exams can be scheduled and obtained through our affiliation with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

We have installed the latest technology in our fluoroscopy and digital radiography suites. Our ultrasound suite is equipped with the latest technology with high frequency and phased-array transducers and the ability to perform both flow and tissue Doppler and harmonic imaging.

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Outpatient ultrasound: advanced imaging for your patients - Tufts VETS provides outpatient ultrasound service for local veterinarians. Call us at 508-668-5454 to book an appointment. Clients bring their pets to Tufts VETS where the ultrasound is performed and a complete report is emailed and faxed back to you.

For emergency cases or patients requiring immediate care, we will call and discuss the case with you. We will also help you schedule an appointment with our emergency, medicine, surgery, dermatology or ophthalmology service to accommodate a specific procedure if needed, often on the same day.

Fluoroscopic examination - For cardiology, respiratory and GI cases, the specialists at Tufts VETS offer fluoroscopic examinations, a dynamic imaging modality for angiography, tracheal and esophageal disorders, myelography and interventional procedures. This is available on an inpatient basis.

Services Available for Tufts VETS Patients

  • Radiology
  • Rapid in-house radiographic interpretation
  • Digital radiology
  • Special procedures (UGI, urinary studies)
  • Interventional radiology
  • Tracheal stent placement
  • Vascular studies
  • Guided biopsy

  • Fluoroscopy
  • Myelography
  • Urography
  • Vascular studies
  • Fluoroscopic guided procedure
  • Deep tissue thoracic biopsies
  • Stent placement

  • MRI
  • Studies provided by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • In-house interpretation
  • CT
  • Orthopedic
  • Nasal
  • Neurologic (spine, brain)
  • Pulmonary imaging
  • Angiography
  • In-house interpretation

  • Ultrasonography
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Thoracic ultrasound
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Thyroid and musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Doppler and harmonic imaging
  • Interventional ultrasound
  • Fine needle biopsy
  • Transcutaneous tissue biopsy
  • Urinary Studies

Services Available for Tufts VETS Referring Hospitals

  • Outpatient Ultrasound
  • Tufts VETS is pleased to offer a referral based outpatient ultrasound service for local referring veterinarians
  • Advanced imaging for your stable patients
  • Radiologist available for phone consultation
  • Interventional procedures can be arranged on an inpatient basis
  • Emergency Care
  • In cooperation with our emergency department, we offer rapid diagnostics on an inpatient basis. If necessary, an ultrasound can be performed by our internist or ER/ICU clinicians, to be followed up the next day by a board-certified radiologist.
Diagnostic Imaging Services at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
  • Referring Veterinarians
  • Tufts VETS offers many specialty services as an extension of the primary care veterinarian, and we recognize the important role we play in helping you provide optimum medical care for your clients and patients.
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  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Tufts VETS offers emergency and critical care services and surgeries around the clock for pets requiring immediate surgical intervention.
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