state of the art radiology

State of the art Radiology

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Expe­ri­ence a New Dimen­sion of Ani­mal Care

Dig­i­tal Radiology

Our hos­pi­tal is equipped with the lat­est in GE tech­nol­ogy with an over­size table for larger ani­mals. The dig­i­tal tech­nique is the same as that of spe­cialty spine and oncol­ogy cen­ters in human med­i­cine. Images are eas­ily copied to a disc or emails to you and your vet­eri­nar­ian. Con­sul­ta­tions by off-site radi­ol­o­gists, when needed, are now much eas­ier to obtain for these radi­ographs (x-rays) than before with often under a one hour turn around time.

In-house MRI

Crit­i­cal­VetCare  is home to the FIRST in house vet­eri­nary MRI on the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. Most vet­eri­nary clin­ics use radi­ol­ogy (x-ray) imag­ing to help diag­nose pet injuries and other con­di­tions involv­ing bone struc­ture. As use­ful as those images are, they don’t pro­vide a com­plete pic­ture of your pet’s health.

Dr. Chauvet with Critical Vet Care's State of the Art MRI Unit

Dr. Chau­vet with CVC’s State of the Art MRI Unit

Non-invasive and safe, MRI can lead to early detec­tion and treat­ment by imag­ing soft tis­sue and pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion about your pet’s brain, spinal cord, sinus cav­i­ties, nose and ears, as well as, joints and inter­nal organs.  The Esaote Grande Sys­tem, intro­duced to the US by Uni­ver­sal Med­ical Inc., is the first MRI sys­tem specif­i­cally designed and cal­i­brated for imag­ing of com­pan­ion ani­mals such as dogs, cats, birds and rab­bits. It’s open design and com­fort­able patient bed make proper posi­tion­ing of your pet extremely easy with min­i­mal stress to the animal.

Because your pet is anes­thetized for the 30 to 45 minute series of scans that cre­ate com­put­er­ized images of the body part scanned, a 12 hour fast, pre­lim­i­nary blood work and tho­racic radi­ographs may be needed or required. These images assist your vet­eri­nar­ian or radi­ol­o­gist with mak­ing a diag­no­sis and plan­ning treat­ment.


Sites that can be imaged with MRI Include:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Ears/Bullae
  • Nasal Pas­sages
  • Brachial Plexus

  • Ocu­lar Disease
  • Abdomen
    (prostate, blad­der, liver, spleen and more)
  • Limbs
  • Any Mass


MRI is a mag­net and thus of min­i­mal risk to your pet. We do ensure that there is no metal in your pet (frac­ture repair and such) that could affect the image qual­ity. No radi­a­tion is used in MRI.

CT Scan­ner

Crit­i­cal­VetCare is proud to announce that we are the first in the area to pro­vide the most inno­v­a­tive, com­pre­hen­sive CT scan tech­nol­ogy for pets – the Vimago! It is the most advanced Robotic High Def­i­n­i­tion Com­puted Tomog­ra­phy, Flu­o­roscopy and Dig­i­tal Radi­og­ra­phy plat­form, which will allow us to per­form seam­less, whole body Dig­i­tal Radi­ographic stud­ies at res­o­lu­tions up to thirty times bet­ter than con­ven­tional dig­i­tal radi­og­ra­phy sys­tems. With this cutting-edge equip­ment we can now scan an entire patient in about a minute, with 80% less radi­a­tion than a high­end con­ven­tional scanner.

The Vimago is the only imag­ing plat­form designed to meet the demands of a diag­nos­tic and inter­na­tional sys­tem. Thanks to the mobil­ity and the com­bined CT speed and Flu­o­roscopy sys­tem, our doc­tors can make a diag­no­sis and imme­di­ately be in a posi­tion to begin treat­ment, which may include surgery. This sim­ple and quick tran­si­tion from diag­no­sis to advanced treat­ments is not only more effi­cient and safer due to reduced anes­thetic risks, but in some cases life saving.

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