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Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging

At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the diagnostic imaging capabilities include digital radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography, multislice helical computed tomography and 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Our Care Team

Wilfried Mai, Dr Méd Vét, PhD, MSc, DECVDI, DACVR
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Section of Radiology

Alessia Cordella, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVDI
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Lillian E. Duda, VMD, DACVR, (RO)
Professor and Service Head of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Comprehensive Cancer Care
Radiation Therapy

Yael Porat-Mosenco, DVM, DACVR
Staff Veterinarian, Radiology

Jennifer Reetz, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR
Staff Veterinarian, Radiology

Robert Slater, BVMS (Hons), MRCVS, DACVR
Staff Veterinarian, Radiology

  • Residents and Interns

    Rachel Durrwachter, VMD
    Resident, Radiology

    Natalie Goolik, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    Elisa Heacock, VMD
    Resident, Radiology

    Maria Mulvihill, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    Lawrence (Alex) Quilty, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    Yu (May) Wang, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    Robert Wise, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    Jin Yu, DVM
    Resident, Radiology

    All Residents and Interns

  • Veterinary Nursing Staff 

    Cheryl A. Diehl
    Manager, Imaging Services

    Russell White, RT (R) (MR)
    MRI Technologist

    Barbara Kaminsky, RT
    Chief Technologist

    Amber Amadio, CVT
    Radiology Veterinary Nurse

    Elizabeth Baldwin, CVT
    Radiology Veterinary Nurse

    Ella Chasan, CVT
    Radiology Veterinary Nurse

    Amy Dilling CVT, RT, (R), (CT)
    Radiology Veterinary Nurse

    Jennifer Marone, CVT
    Assistant Supervisor
    Radiology Veterinary Nurse

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Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging FAQs

You may have questions about veterinary radiology for companion animals, or what to expect on your visit. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers.

  • What is Radiology?

    Radiology is both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Diagnostic imaging employs a number of different modalities, such as plain radiography, CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine, to identify disease and other conditions within the patient’s body.

    With the exception of ultrasound, imaging studies are typically performed by a trained technologist, while the veterinary radiologist, a specially trained veterinary doctor, reviews and interprets the radiographic images and reports the findings to the patient's primary doctor.

  • Will I get a report and the images obtained on my animal?

    Once the imaging study is completed, they will be reviewed by a radiologist within hours and a report generated. We can burn a CD with the digital images and send them over to your referring veterinarian. Images are stored on a remote server so that they will be accessible when you bring your pet to our hospital again.

  • Will my animal be sedated or anesthetized?

    Many times sedation or general anesthesia will be necessary for imaging, because most techniques require your pet to be completely still for a few seconds / minutes. If such is the case, your primary doctor will contact you to request your authorization and the procedure will be performed under the supervision of experienced and trained anesthesia nurses and doctors.

  • Will my pet have their hair clipped?

    If your animal needs an ultrasound, the hair will have to be clipped because it would prevent good imaging and thereby prevents an accurate diagnosis to be made.

  • What is a radiographic dye?

    A dye is a chemical substance that is used to increase visibility of structures in particular vessels and tumors. If your animal requires injection of a radiographic dye (required most of the times during a CT or MRI, and sometimes for some radiographic procedures), the contrast dyes with the best safety profile will be used and your pet will be closely monitored.

  • What kind of machine do you use and who will perform the study?

    Our technologists and radiologists have extensive training and experience in veterinary diagnostic imaging.

    We use the same machines that are used for humans, but we adjust doses and protocols to veterinary patients. All the studies are performed by a licensed technologist except for ultrasounds, which are performed by the radiologist.


Getting Prepared for Your Visit

Read about what to expect from your visit.