State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging

Let us help you put advanced diagnostic imaging tools to work for you and your pet. At Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency, we use imaging and laboratory analitics to help localize whatever health issues your pet is experiencing and more quickly make a diagnosis.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy uses a camera to look through a natural opening and evaluate the stomach, intestine, colon, urinary bladder, trachea, and even inside the abdomen.  We obtain samples for diagnosis or can administer treatment through some of these procedures.

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic procedures are most often used in the abdomin for inspection and biopsy collection. Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive alternatives to abdominal exploratory surgery.

Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy allows visualization and evaluation of the lower urinary and genital tract. It can be a helpful tool in early detection and diagnosis, particularly when bloodwork and radiographs have failed to yield results.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound, also called a sonogram, provides images of internal organs to evaluate their health or other problems. Ultrasound can be used as a diagnostic measure for a variety of illness or presenting concerns. Our internal medicine specialist is particularly skilled in ultrasound, however, many of our ER doctors use ultrasound to help them come to a conclusion on a diagnosis as well.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography is a form of radiography that uses x-ray–sensitive plates to directly capture data during the patient examination, immediately transferring it to a computer system without the use of an intermediate cassette. This process allows our doctors to evaluate radiographs quickly and easily enables us to share the images with your referring veterinarian for follow-up care after a visit.

CT Scan

A CT scan, or computed tomography scan, makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object. Having the ability to perform a CT scan in house allows our team to see the complete body structure, including different levels of tissue density. This can help our specialist come to a more definitive diagnosis for your pet, especially when investigating and treating cases of epilepsy, neurologic disorders, cancer, and heart disease in your pet.