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waves

  

Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

24 hour/365 days

Emergency

P: 9412 5700

640 Beeliar Drive

Success 6164

  

Emergency

Diagnostic Imaging


WAVES provides a comprehensive diagnostic imaging service for all of our veterinary patients as well as an outpatient imaging service for referring veterinarians. Diagnostic Imaging forms the basis of many of the investigations required by our other specialties. Diagnostic imaging involves the use of multiple imaging modalities to help obtain a diagnosis, determine the extent of disease and monitor disease progression. Services currently provided include digital radiography, ultrasonography, echocardiography and computed tomography.


The WAVES outpatient imaging service allows the veterinarian to gain access to advanced imaging modalities to facilitate a diagnosis and direct treatment options whilst still retaining control of the patient. Animals can be referred directly to the diagnostic imaging service on an appointment basis. Comprehensive reports are e-mailed to the referring vet within 24 hours. All our equipment is digitalised allowing optimal visibility of pathology as well as being able to store all our images centrally on a PACS (picture archiving system). CT and radiographic referrals have their images returned to the referring vet on a CD with its own interpretation program.

Examples of direct referral of patients to the diagnostic imaging service include:

  • Radiology: Thoracic radiographs, hip dysplasia radiographs, contrast studies including myelograms and advanced radiographic views.
  • Diagnostic ultrasound: Echocardiography, non-cardiac thoracic pathology, abdominal examinations, musculoskeletal imaging (for conditions such as bicipital tenosynovitis or iliopsoas strain), biopsies and fine needle aspirates
  • Computed tomography: Nasal and cranium disease, thorax for defining masses, neoplasia, vascular ring anomalies, pulmonary pathology, pleural effusions and pneumothorax. Abdomen for advanced contrast imaging techniques such as localizing portosystemic shunts and ectopic ureters. Musculoskeletal imaging for trauma assessment, early elbow dysplasia detection and spinal pathology
  • Metastasis screening (using thoracic CT and abdominal ultrasound) for  patients that will be undergoing surgical and /or chemotherapeutic procedures
  • Additionally radiographs can be sent to WAVES for radiographic reporting

Our service provides high quality, compassionate clinical care to patients through the use of medical imaging technology.

  

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WAVES is the newest veterinary referral and emergency facility in Australia. With specialists in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, emergency & critical care and surgery, we aim to provide advanced and comprehensive care for the pets of Perth and WA