LVS offers the latest in imaging technology including computerized tomography (CT), digital radiographs, and ultrasound. These tools allow specialists to take a deeper look at the internal structures of your pet. This can be extremely helpful in finding the correct diagnosis which will lead to an effective treatment plan. An experienced board-certified radiologist oversees and evaluates the diagnostic images. Radiographic services are available by appointment only. Please call us at (717) 347-0838 to schedule a radiographic diagnostic imaging appointment or to speak with a specialist.

  • Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
  • Contrast Radiographic Studies
  • Ultrasonography
  • GE 16-Slice Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Studies
    • Abdomen
    • Cardiovascular
    • Head & Neck
    • Vertebral Column
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Nasal Cavity
    • Orbits
    • Thorax

Clinical Indications for Computed Tomography (CT):

  • Upper urinary tract evaluation – ectopic ureter, renal/ureteral calculus.
  • Clarification and surgical planning of large organ masses: hepatic, splenic, renal, intestinal.
  • Clarification of known or suspected portosystemic shunt.
  • Heart-base masses.
  • Congenital vascular anomalies
  • Suspected large vessel thrombus (aorta, vena cava, or portal vein)
  • Skull trauma with suspected fracture.
  • Acute intracranial trauma in critical, unstable patient which could not be under anesthesia for longer periods of time as required for MRI.
Vertebral Column
  • Vertebral fractures.
  • Vertebral malformations.
  • Evaluation of elbow dysplasia.
  • Suspected incomplete ossification of the humeral condyles (spaniel breeds).
  • Complex fractures, including pelvis - surgical planning.
Nasal Cavity
  • Chronic nasal discharge, chronic sneezing, nasal cavity distortion.
  • Suspected nasal mass.
  • Orbital trauma with fracture.
Other Head & Neck
  • Oral masses.
  • Dental-based mass (e.g. epulides, melanoma, SCC, other).
  • Head/skull trauma with suspected fractures.
  • Masticatory muscle myositis.
  • Metastasis screening.
  • Primary lung mass(es).
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax.
  • Lung consolidation, chronic pneumonia.
  • Pleural effusion.
  • Mediastinal disease.

*If requesting an outpatient CT study, the requesting clinician will be solely responsible for communicating the results and making treatment recommendations based on the findings. If a consultation with a specialist is desired, then an appointment must be scheduled with a specialist instead of an outpatient CT.