The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is equipped to provide its patients with clinical diagnostic imaging. On-site diagnostic imaging includes Large and Small Animal radiography, digital fluoroscopy, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy.
The Hitachi Echelon 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine makes possible in-house examinations for both large and small animals. Neuroimaging is one of the most common reasons for the MRI examination in small animals and is the diagnostic method of choice for brain and spinal cord diseases. MRI is most commonly used to examine the limbs of our equine patients for diseases of the bone, tendon, ligaments and joints. This technology has been available since April 2009.