Diagnostic Imaging

At U-Vet, we provide diagnostic imaging services to the exotics, small and large animal services within the hospital

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Diagnostic imaging is a non-invasive means of identifying and monitoring diseases and injuries via the production of images that represent the internal anatomic structures of the body. The images are acquired using highly specialised equipment and are interpreted by a radiologist.

At U-Vet, we provide diagnostic imaging services to the exotics, small and large animal services within the hospital.

What makes us unique

Our diagnostic imaging service provides the most comprehensive animal imaging service in Australia, all under one roof. The studies are performed by a team of trained radiographers, technologists and veterinary nurses who are dedicated to producing the highest quality images. The imaging studies are interpreted by a veterinary radiologist. We work collaboratively with all the U-Vet hospital services to determine the best imaging study for your pet.

We also offer reporting services to veterinary practices nation-wide, and provide continuing seminars within Australia and overseas.

Services and facilities we offer

We offer a range of diagnostic imaging services services, including:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • 16 slice CT
  • 3T MRI
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Nuclear medicine

Our dedicated diagnostic imaging team coordinate with our other specialist services all of whom can assist in providing the best comprehensive care to make the best decisions for you and your pet.

Other information

Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Screening

Specific radiographic studies are performed of the hips and elbows for dog owners and breeders wishing to evaluate their pets for  hip and elbow dysplasia. The radiographs are performed as part of the scheme aimed to reduce the incidence of canine hip and/or elbow dysplasia as recommended by the Australian National Kennel Club (ANKC). PennHIP radiographs can also be performed.

Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability project

The Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability (VBIC) provides a coordinated network of capabilities and research capacity in medical imaging to support universities and medical institutes. The $25M investment by the Victorian State Government and the grant recipients, will provide the Victorian biomedical imaging research community with access to cutting-edge imaging equipment. Without this infrastructure, universities and clinical researchers would be unable to pursue research and development facilities that are available in other leading biomedical disciplines. 

By enhancing the ability to conduct the highest quality of medical research, increasing skilled jobs in Victoria and linking imaging resources across research institutions, this project promotes Victoria as one of the world’s elite medical research locations and facilities collaboration with national and international partners.

Teleradiology (for veterinarians)

Teleradiology is available for veterinarians. This allows for digital images to be transmitted via the internet for reporting by our radiologists.

Images for reporting must be in DICOM format and can be sent electronically to the diagnostic imaging service using Dropbox. To install Dropbox, go to https://www.dropbox.com and click download.

  1. Load the images into a Dropbox folder
  2. Share the Dropbox folder with our Dropbox email address vet-radiology@unimelb.edu.au
  3. Email vet-radiology@unimelb.edu.au with the following information:
    1. A referral letter
    2. Relevant clinical history pertaining to the case

Alternatively, if your images are on a disc or hard-copy they can be mailed to us. Please include a  referral letter and relevant clinical history. Post to:
Diagnostic Imaging 
U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital 
250 Princes Highway 
Werribee, Victoria, 3030

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