Diagnostic Imaging Services: Clear, Accurate, Compassionate

Knowing what’s going on inside an animal you’re treating is critical. Only then can you offer targeted advice and administer effective therapies, quickly.

When diagnostic imaging results are clear—delivered by an experienced veterinary radiologist with the ability to speak professionally about the patient’s condition—you can be the doctor your patients and clients need.

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The Cost of Inferior Diagnostic Imaging Services

Let’s be honest: in your office, animals’ lives are at stake every day. But that’s not all. The peace of mind of the pet owners who come to you directly affects your practice’s reputation and ultimate success.

Will you risk that with slow or low-grade imaging? Or will you go straight for results you can bank on?

…(Dr. Knox) collaborates well with referring veterinarians to help determine the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach to some of the most difficult cases…” Jeremy Diroff, DVM, DACVIM, specialist in veterinary internal medicine

The Diagnostic Imaging Services We Offer

When an animal presents with abnormal bloodwork or symptoms like poor appetite, unexplained digestive upset or weight loss, fluid sounds in the abdomen or chest, trauma, pain…diagnostic imaging is in order.

The diagnostic imaging services offered by our veterinary radiologist inside the PETS Specialty Medicine facility include ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided procedures, survey radiography, and special radiographic studies.

Dr. Knox has performed…

  • 70,000+ ultrasound exams
  • 200,000+ radiology studies
  • 12,000+ ultrasound-guided aspirates
  • 9,000+ ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • 100+ parathyroid nodule ethanol ablations.
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Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasonography bounces soundwaves off organs and translates that information into images that can be used to detect abnormalities. Some of the ultrasound-scan services we offer include:

  • Abdominal
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic
  • Neck/Cervical
  • Musculoskeletal (iliopsoas muscle, calcaneal tendon for example)
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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

Ultrasonography can also be used to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures, including:

  • Parathyroid Tumor Ethanol Ablation Injections
  • Liver Mass Biopsies
  • Kidney Cyst Injections
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Radiographs (X-Rays)

Radiography scans include those of the chest, abdomen, bones, joints, limbs, jaw, and teeth. They can be ordered to assess the extent of injury, to explain abnormal bloodwork, or to detect abnormalities in bones and disease in dense organs.

Radiographs are often the first type of diagnostic service ordered, and can tell a veterinarian a number of things, including:

  • The reason for an animal’s chronic cough
  • The extent of a palpable mass
  • The degree of trauma due to an accident
  • The extent of dental disease in older animals

Have questions about our veterinary radiology services? Call 717-295-7387 or contact us.

Schedule Diagnostic Imaging Services with Dr. Van Knox

When your pet has an imaging appointment with Dr. Knox, he will capture clean, crisp images and share the report with the referring veterinarian with a “time is of the essence” approach. Because of his radiology residency training, board certification, and many years as a practicing radiologist, he is able accurately to interpret what the images mean. All of this, along with his extraordinary love and compassion for animals, should make it clear you have found the only veterinary radiology service you’ll ever need.

Scheduling diagnostic imaging services is easy. Just call 717-295-7387 (Lancaster PETS and ask for an appointment with Dr. Knox. We will do our utmost to ensure fast, accurate imaging…while putting the needs and comfort of the animal first.

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