Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology

Our Services

The Diagnostic Imaging Service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State provides complete diagnostic imaging services (radiology) to all hospital patients. Our professional faculty and staff offer excellent, timely service to our veterinary patients and their clinicians.

Service Highlights

  • 4-6 full-time, board-certified radiologists; 4 radiology residents; 6 technologists; 1 ultrasound technologist
  • Digital radiography, ultrasound, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and nuclear medicine services
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the Wright Center for Biomedical Innovation

Appointments & Office Hours

Diagnostic Imaging hours: 8:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
Emergency radiology, CT and ultrasound: Available at any time

What to Expect

All imaging patients are referred to Diagnostic Imaging by a clinical service within the Veterinary Medical Center (e.g., surgery, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, cardiology, dermatology). Your primary care VMC clinician will explain the results of the imaging examination to you. If necessary, the radiologists are available for consultation. Preliminary imaging reports are available the day of the examination, with final reports available the following morning.

Special Equipment & Technology

  • Digital radiography: 2 small animal radiology machines, fluoroscopy, and 2 dedicated large animal radiology suites
  • Two diagnostic ultrasound machines
  • Nuclear medicine suite equipped with large and small field-of-view gamma cameras; motion correction software
  • Multidetector (8-slice) CT scanner for rapid patient imaging; custom-built large animal CT table for horse and farm animals up to 2,000 lbs.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal radiography
  • Special radiographic procedures: myelography, excretory urography and cystography, fluoroscopic examination of the esophagus and trachea, barium gastrointestinal studies, and arthrography
  • Ultrasound examinations: Abdominal, thoracic and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Needle aspirates and biopsies using ultrasound guidance.
  • Nuclear medicine examinations: bone scans in horses, thyroid studies in cats, including I131 hyperthyroid therapy, and evaluation for portosystemic shunts and renal disorders
  • CT examinations: assessment of diseases of the head, spine, ears, heart, lungs, abdomen, bones and joints. When necessary, CT can be used to guide needle biopsies
  • MR examinations: Primarily neurologic imaging (brain and spine)

Clinicians

Diagnostic Imaging Faculty

  • Wm. Tod Drost, DVM, Diplomate ACVR, Associate Professor
  • Eric Green, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (Radiology and Radiation Oncology), Professor-Clinical and Head, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology Service
  • Amy Habing, DVM, Diplomate ACVR, Assistant Professor-Clinical
  • Stacy Soulsby, DVM, Assistant Professor-Clinical
  • Jackie Williams, DVM, Assistant Professor-Clinical
  • Lisa Zekas, DVM, Diplomate ACVR, ABVP (Equine), Associate Professor-Clinical

Residents

  • Brian Jones, DVM
  • Kim Mulligan, DVM
  • Lisa Rose, DVM
  • Eric Hostinik, DVM

Image Film Referral Service

Imaging study interpretation is available through the Diagnostic Imaging Service by mail-in or teleradiology. Fees: $45 for radiographs and $75 for CT or MRI interpretation.