Veterinary Radiology at Penn Vet combines trailblazing research, outstanding education and clinical excellence in a leading academic health sciences institution.
Our clinical programs, featuring specialty expertise, span two hospitals: we provide the clinical imaging and radiation therapy needs for patients of the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital (companion animals) and the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals in Kennett Square, PA.
At the Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia, the diagnostic imaging capabilities include digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, ultrasonography, 16-slice helical computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Widener Hospital is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasonography, MRI and nuclear scintigraphy (Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging). A PACS system across the two campuses allows images of all our patients to be viewed from both sites.
The Ryan Veterinary Hospital, one of the busiest veterinary teaching hospitals in the country, sees more than 31,000 small-animal patient visits a year. The Radiology Section benefits directly from this caseload, with 16,000 small-animal imaging studies and 6,500 large-animal imaging studies per year. Because Ryan is a tertiary referral facility, hospital clients expect the best possible veterinary care for their pets.
The MRI Referral Center opened in 2007 and now receives cases referred by practicing veterinarians. A fully staffed MRI facility, the Rosenthal Imaging and Treatment Center provides comprehensive referral service in a friendly and efficient manner for our clients and their companion animals.
16-slice CT Angiography of the head vessels in a dog.
The Section of Radiology members include two full-time faculty, one associate faculty, three staff-veterinarians, five residents, one administrative assistants, one MRI technologist and seven technologists and nursing assistants. Members of the section are actively engaged in clinical, teaching and research endeavors. The section also supports an accredited three-year radiology residency program that fulfills the training guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Our residency program is among the very best in the country, attracting the best and brightest veterinary students in the United States and around the world. Some have pursued academic careers and now contribute to excellence in veterinary diagnostic imaging and development of new knowledge in this field. We are emphasizing research experiences and training during the residency.
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