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Ultrasound

Overview Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that is performed most commonly on the chest and abdominal cavities. With ultrasound, we use sound waves to image solid organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and ...

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Radiation Therapy

Overview Radiation therapy is a very effective tool for controlling certain types of cancer. It may be used alone or in combination with other forms of treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy. The equipment used ...

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MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Overview Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnet and computers to produce three-dimensional images of the body in a similar manner to CT scanning. Unlike CT; however, MRI depends on the ...

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Minimally Invasive

Overview As in human medicine, many surgical procedures in veterinary medicine are now performed through very small incisions. In many cases, tiny cameras and instruments can be introduced through small incisions to either obtain a ...

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Fluoroscopy

Overview Fluoroscopy is a method of visualizing internal structures by using X-rays to produce a moving, real-time picture. The continuous flow of x-rays gives us the ability to capture, monitor, replay, and manipulate video of ...

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Endoscopy

Overview Endoscopy is a noninvasive tool used to obtain both visual information and collect samples such as fluid or biopsies. It involves using a rigid or flexible tube with a video camera attached at the ...

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Digital Radiology

Overview Similar to human hospitals, Upstate Vet provides digital radiography services instead of traditional x-ray film. Digitally formatted radiographs allow us to transmit the images to any computer in our Greenville and Asheville locations as ...

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CT Scanning

Overview CT (computerized tomography) is a technique that uses x-rays and computers to produce three-dimensional images of the body. Unlike traditional x-rays which highlight dense body parts, such as bone, CT also provides detailed views ...

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Periodontal Disease

Overview If caught early enough, periodontal disease may be reversed and treated. It is also completely preventable. Unlike humans, dogs and cats do not have the ability to brush bacteria and plaque off their teeth ...

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Patellar Luxation

Overview The patella, or kneecap, is a small bone that glides in a groove at the front of the knee joint. In many dogs, and less commonly in cats, the patella will luxate (pop out ...

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