Imaging 2018-01-28T20:04:45+00:00

Imaging

Radiography

  • Digital X-ray

  • Digital Dental X-ray

X-rays are taken to assess bone structure, organ size, changes in organ density and gas patterns.  Digital x-ray units produce much more detailed images when compared to traditional x-ray film.  The ability to manipulate the images using the processors software, allows us to pull out a large amount of diagnostic information.  A copy of the images can be emailed or supplied on USB  or CD/DVD

Ultrasound

  • Portable (for housecalls)

  • In clinic

Ultrasound is a non-invasive tool that is used to look at the internal structure of organs. This mode of imaging can be used for many applications including, sex determination, reproductive status, pathological changes, and to safely collect samples for testing.

Video Endoscopy/laparoscopy

  • Karl Storz Telepack

  • Bronchoscopy

The type of scope being used is dependent on the organs we are interested in viewing. Whether we are using these instruments to go through the top or bottom end, the images obtained allow us to see the actual tissue.  The Karl Storz rigid scope system is used to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures such as  organ biopsies,  chelonian sex determination, cloacoscopy,  tracheoscopy, bronchoscopy and lung flushes.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Available locally by referral.  In most cases, Dr Josh will be present to perform the anaesthetic required for this procedure.

CT scans create detailed images using x-rays taken at multiple angles and combined in a computer.  These images can be turned into a series of thin slices that allow us to see into the affected area with out ever cutting. These images can also be turned into a three dimensional reconstruction.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Available locally by referral.  In most cases, Dr Josh will be present to perform the anaesthetic required for this procedure.

Although not used as often as some of the other techniques described above, having access to this form of test can offer further insight into what is going on inside our herps.   By using strong magnetic fields, MRI produces pictures of the internal anatomy.  The information gained can be different to other imaging techniques such as CT scans and therefore is often used as a complementary test.

Imaging

Radiography

  • Digital X-ray

  • Digital Dental X-ray

X-rays are taken to assess bone structure, organ size, changes in organ density and gas patterns.  Digital x-ray units produce much more detailed images when compared to traditional x-ray film.  The ability to manipulate the images using the processors software, allows us to pull out a large amount of diagnostic information.  A copy of the images can be emailed or supplied on USB  or CD/DVD

Ultrasound

  • Portable (for housecalls)

  • In clinic

Ultrasound is a non-invasive tool that is used to look at the internal structure of organs. This mode of imaging can be used for many applications including, sex determination, reproductive status, pathological changes, and to safely collect samples for testing.

Video Endoscopy/laparoscopy

  • Karl Storz Telepack

  • Bronchoscopy

The type of scope being used is dependent on the organs we are interested in viewing. Whether we are using these instruments to go through the top or bottom end, the images obtained allow us to see the actual tissue.  The Karl Storz rigid scope system is used to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures such as  organ biopsies,  chelonian sex determination, cloacoscopy,  tracheoscopy, bronchoscopy and lung flushes.

Computed Tomography (CT)

Available locally by referral.  In most cases, Dr Josh will be present to perform the anaesthetic required for this procedure.

CT scans create detailed images using x-rays taken at multiple angles and combined in a computer.  These images can be turned into a series of thin slices that allow us to see into the affected area with out ever cutting. These images can also be turned into a three dimensional reconstruction.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Available locally by referral.  In most cases, Dr Josh will be present to perform the anaesthetic required for this procedure.

Although not used as often as some of the other techniques described above, having access to this form of test can offer further insight into what is going on inside our herps. By using strong magnetic fields, MRI produces pictures of the internal anatomy. The information gained can be different to other imaging techniques such as CT scans and therefore is often used as a complementary test.