01472 240422 / 01472 362821

01472 347054 (24 hour emergencies)

Diagnostic Imaging Referrals

For Veterinary Surgeons wishing to refer a patient for Diagnostic Imaging :

Please give us a call on 01472 240422/362821 or e-mail us on referrals@abbeyvetcentregrimsby.co.uk

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Referral

  • Spinal Imaging for surgical decompression of intervertebral disc pathology
  • Neurocranial Imaging with Gadolinium contrast enhancement where indicated
  • Splanchnocranial imaging for complex pathology of the nasal cavity, orbit, middle and inner ear

All patients receive a full neurological assessment before imaging

CSF sampling is performed where this is indicated

Computed Tomography Referral

  • Whole body CT for investigation of possible metastatic spread of tumours
  • Thoracic CT for investigation of refractory lung conditions
  • Abdominal and Intrapelvic CT: Pancreas; Adrenal; Prostate; Urinary Tract
  • Musculoskeletal imaging including Carpus/ Tarsus
  • Soft Tissue CT to guide complex tumour excision

Ultrasonography Referral

  • Cardiac Ultrasonography with objective functional measurement to guide therapy
  • Ocular Ultrasonography to assess lens and posterior chamber pathology
  • Abdominal Ultrasonography with tissue core biopsy sampling as indicated
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography to assess Bicipital tendonitis/ Achilles Tendon tears

Endoscopy Referral

  • Gastroscopy with endoscopic sampling
  • Bronchoscopy with BAL sampling
  • Colonoscopy

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