Veterinary Laboratory & Diagnostics
State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging
At our Tucson hospital, our veterinarians and board-certified specialists use in-house diagnostic tests and tools to provide the most accurate diagnosis of medical conditions for your pet.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
With diagnostic imaging, we use electromagnetic radiation and other technologies to produce extremely detailed images of your pet's internal structures.
At Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, we use the most advanced tools available to help provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues. We also offer in-house MRI services for our patients.
Our diagnostic imaging capabilities allow us to offer more immediate treatment options, and to share information with your primary care veterinarian in the most efficient manner.
In-House Lab & Pharmacy
At our in-house laboratory, we can perform tests and receive results quickly. This helps us diagnose your pet's symptoms and start treatment as soon as possible. Our pharmacy is stocked with a wide selection of medications and prescription diets, giving us quick access to any medications your pet may require while in our care.
Our Diagnostic Services
At Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, we are able to offer the most advanced diagnostics, including a state-of-the-art MRI scanner our veterinarians can use to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pet's medical issues.
We are pleased to offer advanced diagnostics, including a state-of-the-art MRI scanner, to allow our veterinarians to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pets’ medical issues.
- Radiography (Digital X-Rays)
This digital x-ray allows us to look inside your pet's body to find information that may not be visible from the outside.
Radiography is non-invasive, safe and painless. It uses only very low doses of radiation. Since these levels of exposure to radiation are so low, even very young pets and pregnant females are able to undergo radiography.
We can use radiographs to evaluate organs and bones, and to diagnose conditions including fractured bones, chronic arthritis, bladder stones, some tumors and spinal cord diseases.
During ultrasound imaging, we expose part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the body's internal structures.
We capture ultrasound images in real-time and can see movement and structure of your pet's internal organs, in addition to blood flowing through the vessels.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Using a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer, we can produce detailed images of soft tissues, organs and other internal body structures with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The images may then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.
Our high-definition MRI scanner is used to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for your pet's medical issues.
- CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT scanner is a non-invasive advanced diagnostic scanner that allows our specialists to view your pet's internal anatomy by producing highly detailed, cross-sectional images.
CT scans are commonly used for diagnosing diseases, planning surgery and early detection and treatment of cancer.
An endoscope is comprised of a tiny camera and light attached to the end of a flexible tube.
An endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body so an internal organ or tissue can be observed in detail.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive. They can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.