Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

In many cases, a normal head to toe physical examination is enough to diagnose your pet’s condition and determine the best form of treatment. However, there are situations where further investigation is required. The use of x-ray and ultrasound can give us more insight and help us to provide a more accurate diagnosis. At Rosebery Vet hospital, we have highly advanced digital radiography equipment, including dental imaging and ultrasound equipment that delivers excellent quality diagnostic images. These images give us more detailed information about the condition of the patient.

X-rays can be used to detect fractures, foreign objects, tumours and other masses, joint injuries and dental issues. In some instances, x-rays can help with internal organs as well.

When we need to take a closer look at internal organs and soft tissue areas, like the liver, kidneys, intestines, heart and spleen, ultrasound is especially useful. Ultrasonography uses sound waves to create images that can help us to detect and analyse abnormalities in these areas. Ultrasound is also used to confirm and monitor pregnancies.

Non-Invasive And Pain Free


Diagnostic imaging such as radiology or ultrasonography can often play an important role in diagnosing the condition of our animal patients. It provides a non-invasive, pain free way for us to see inside a pet’s body. The only requirement from your furry friend is that they are able to lie very still to ensure that the diagnostic images we capture are of a high quality. To help our patients relax and lie still, we may need to sedate them for this procedure. Where animals are highly stressed, a general anaesthetic may be required.

When it is necessary to view hollow areas of the body such as the nasal passages, bladder, stomach and intestines we may need to use endoscopy. Endoscopy is a procedure where a tiny camera is inserted into the patient to more closely examine inside these parts. It can be used to collect samples and detect conditions that are otherwise difficult to find and diagnose.

Endoscopy is useful in some cases to locate and remove foreign objects, eliminating the need for more invasive surgery. Where endoscopy is required, it can be performed in-house in conjunction with a visiting specialist who will oversee the procedure. A general anaesthetic is required for patients undergoing endoscopy. Most patients recover well with no signs of discomfort or trauma from the procedure.


Our Medical Imaging Equipment

Rosebery Veterinary Hospital is equipped with highly advanced digital x-ray machines and processing systems that can assist in making an accurate diagnosis. The high quality of our radiograph images can help us to diagnose disease or injury of bones and joints, heart and lung conditions, stomach and abdominal disease and many other internal illnesses or injuries. We also have a dedicated dental operating theatre equipped with the latest in dental X-ray equipment. Our skilled vets are very experienced at interpreting radiographs but in more complex cases, if necessary, we may have our images reviewed by a specialist.

There is occasionally a need for further investigation with more advanced diagnostic imaging techniques. In these cases, CT scan or MRI can be used to deliver more precisely detailed cross-sectional images. These techniques can be used on almost every part of the body but are especially helpful when investigating spinal cord, soft tissue and brain diseases. If your furry friend requires a CT scan or MRI, we have external access to these services. This enables us to provide them to our customers and continue to manage the ongoing treatment of the patient.

Veterinary Services

General Care

Dental Care

Desexing Pets

Pet Vaccinations

Blood Analysis

General Surgery

Medical Imaging

Non-Medical Services

Pet Grooming

Doggy Day Care

Dog Training

Pet Boarding

Puppy School

Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are you open?
We are open from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 8pm and on weekends and public holidays from 9:00am to 6pm. The only days we are ever closed are Christmas day and New Year’s day.
Is it necessary to book an appointment?

Yes, in general we recommend that you make an appointment. Walk-in consultations will be accommodated wherever possible , however people with appointments will take priority.

We recommend that NEW CLIENTS arrive 5-10 minutes before their scheduled appointment, to allow time to process the NEW CLIENT and NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION FORMS.

EMERGENCY cases are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible where no appointment has been made.

What is your Policy regarding appointment changes or cancellation?

We ask that you contact us if you know you cannot make an appointment or if you are running late.

Can I pick my pet on the same day they have a dental or surgery procedure?

When you drop your pet off for a procedure, our staff will check your best contact number for the day,  and give you an estimated time for discharge.  Once your pet's procedure has been completed, one of our staff will contact you to set up a discharge appointment.   

What should I do if my pet has an injury or gets sick when you are closed?

We recommend that you take your pet to: 

Sydney Veterinary Emergency Specialists

675 Botany Road, Rosebery

ph: 02 9197 5800

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