Diagnostic imaging technology has dramatically improved the speed and accuracy with which we can diagnose and treat serious diseases affecting pets. That’s why Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty has invested in today’s most advanced—and advantageous—modalities for “seeing” inside our patients.
Lead by a board-certified veterinary radiologist, our team of highly trained and experienced veterinary radiologists use a range of state-of-the-art imaging technologies and techniques to obtain accurate diagnoses and monitor the progress of treatment.
Edmund Leigh, DVM
Diplomate ACVR (Radiology)
The Diagnostic Imaging Resources We Offer
If your pet needs to be hospitalized, the admitting veterinarian will discuss the proposed treatment plan and related costs with you in advance. And we encourage you to visit your hospitalized pet whenever possible and appropriate.
Equally important, we’ll work closely with your primary care veterinarian, maintaining close communication until your pet is stable and ready to be discharged—and return to your
Here at Powers, we have invested in today’s most advanced and effective diagnostic imaging modalities for pets, including:
- Digital radiography (X-rays): A form of imaging in which digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film; digital X-rays use less radiation and produce higher-quality images quickly—which means less time on the X-ray table and less stress for your pet
- Contrast radiography: The use of X-rays along with a special dye (given intravenously), called a contrast medium, that highlights specific areas in the body and helps them to be seen in greater detail on the X-ray image
- Interventional radiology: Using minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases
- Ultrasonography (also called ultrasound): Using sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body
- Echocardiography: Ultrasound of the heart
- Computed tomography (CT): Computerized X-ray imaging that produces detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): An imaging test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves and a computer to make detailed pictures inside the body without the use of radiation
Notably, Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty was the first veterinary practice in southern Colorado to offer CT and MRI technology exclusively for pets—testament to our commitment to give this region’s companion animals the most advanced care.
Timely Results For Referring Veterinarians
When your pet is referred to Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty for diagnostic imaging, we keep your primary care veterinarian fully informed. Results are sent directly to the referring veterinarian within 24 to 48 hours of the study. Stat (immediate) reads are also available in urgent situations.