Board-certified radiologists are uniquely qualified to perform the highest quality examination. They also provide the most accurate interpretations of medical images. The extensive training and experience board-certified radiologists receive allows them to correlate x-ray and ultrasound results with the overall clinical picture. Also, they are highly trained in the use of ultrasound-guided needle aspirates and biopsies. This allows radiologists to provide safe, minimally invasive diagnoses for a wide variety of diseases, which can sometimes eliminate the need for surgery.
Ultrasounds can be performed by a variety of individuals such as primary care veterinarians as well as non-veterinarians (such as technicians trained in human ultrasonography). These individuals have varying degrees of skill, experience, and clinical knowledge. When an ACVR Diplomate performs an ultrasound exam, you can be sure that the veterinarian performing the study has the expertise and experience necessary to not only perform a complete imaging examination, but to also correlate the findings to your pet’s clinical history.