HDVI Technology Users
Mike Erskine, DVM
Pegaso™ User | Director of Virginia Tech's
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
The Pegaso™ unit is a perfect edition to the imaging we already provide here. It gives us a full complement of all imaging modalities that are currently available to the horse. With CT imaging they are very quick. We get very high detail, high resolution images where we can evaluate bone and soft tissue structures in a way that we are not able to do in any other way.
Scott Echols DVM, Dipl ABVP
Vimago™ User | Research & Small Animal General Practice
We really don't know that much about the anatomy of a lot of these animals. However, we have never had a way to visualize it like we can now and each scan that we preform is a whole new treasure trove of data. We can literally see each blood vessel in the body.
Pedro Armstrong DVM, DACVIM
Vimago™ User | Mobile Imaging
Mobile Pet Imaging HD CT Scans offer more resolution than traditional diagnostic imaging tools. In most cases, Mobile Pet Imaging’s CT scans are more affordable than traditional CT Scans. We come to veterinarians’ offices, so there is no need for a referral to a different hospital or office. Your pet will be scanned in the mobile unit at your veterinarian’s office and returned to them for aftercare. A licensed veterinarian is with your pet at all times during our service. A CT Report by a board-certified radiologist is emailed to the primary veterinarian within 24 hours (can be ordered “rush” if needed).
Steve Dullard DVM, DABVP
Vimago™ User | Canine and Feline Practice
I purchased my Vimago CT unit in August, 2018. I have a general practice in north central Illinois. We do receive referrals from local practitioners. I bought the unit to allow our hospital to have greater diagnostic capabilities for case management. The unit has been an important addition to our practice. We have been able to justify and recover the expense immediately upon implementing it. The CT scans have led to a number of procedures that would have been hard for many clients to justify without the education that the scans provided. We have also used it on a number of exotic cases too.
The fluoroscopy feature makes placing spinal needles for myelograms or epidural pain blocks a breeze. It is helpful for swallowing studies and evaluating severity of collapsing tracheas.
The staff training was excellent and involved all doctors and certified techs. The trainer was patient and very thorough with us. My goal was to have the technicians take over the image acquisition and doctors review the images. That goal was accomplished. The whole team is involved and sees the value of this tool.
We have utilized the recommended radiologist for all of our image evaluations so we can learn from the detailed reports we receive and have the confidence that the CT Scans are being fully utilized. Turnaround time is less than 24 hours. The findings have been astounding. The number of concurrent problems in these often complex cases is often identified on the scan. We fully utilize radiography and ultrasound in our practice still but this gives us the ability to take our medicine to another level that our clients appreciate.
We currently scan all dental procedures. The level of pathology is very apparent to pet owners. The 3D renderings are like holding the patient’s skull in your hand with bone loss very evident. One picture says a thousand words. The time needed for a full skull scan is ¼ the time needed for full mouth bisecting angle digital radiographs. Because we perform this on all dentals, the technicians have become very proficient at CT scanning. We still utilize bisecting angle radiography for post extraction verification.
Technical services and troubleshooting any problems has been outstanding. Response time is in minutes. I would strongly recommend this unit if you wish to enhance your diagnostic capabilities which leads to treatments/surgeries that you keep in-house for better client-patient management.
Gabriel Ontiveros DVM
Vimago™ User | Specialty Practice
Contamos con la tomografía computarizada de Alta Definición (TAC), siendo lo más avanzado en tecnología veterinaria, es un método de diagnóstico por imagen seccional, con un corte muy fino, que a través del uso de rayos X, permite obtener imágenes en cortes transversales. las imágenes de alta definición son procesadas en cortes longitudinales, sagitales, oblicuos y en tercera dimensión, facilitando así el diagnóstico y tratamiento de algunas patologías.