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.


Comprehensive diagnostics

  • 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.