Why do I need a radiologist to perform ultrasound examinations?
“The ultrasound training requirements in the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) exceed those of any other specialty organization in veterinary medicine.” -ACVR Ultrasound Position Statement
Focused, advanced diagnostic imaging training
- No one has as much training and experience interpreting imaging studies as an ACVR Board Certified Radiologist.
- Dr. McEwen performed approximately 2500 ultrasounds during her radiology internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, an additional 1500 during her residency, and countless ultrasounds since.
- Signalment, history, previous bloodwork and imaging are used to guide the exam initially.
- Extensive, advanced training in ultrasound physics, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology allows for a dynamic and tailored diagnostic ultrasound examination.
Advanced procedures performed immediately and on-site
- Fine needle aspirates, fine needle biopsy
- Tru-cut biopsy
No disconnect: The person incorporating the history and performing the examination is the same person interpreting the findings and providing the report.
Instant results/reports with recommendations to guide patient care
Provide the best care possible for your patients. Make the most of previous diagnostics, your time and client funds. Use an ACVR board-certified radiologist to perform your ultrasound examinations.
What about radiographs?
More information about ACVR radiologist training is available on the ACVR website.