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In 1967, the section of Radiology was created as a separate entity from the Departments of Large Animal Surgery and Medicine and Small Animal Surgery and Medicine. This established an identifiable administrative unit under the leadership of Dr. J. E. Bartels with maintenance and operation funding allowing growth of this emerging specialty. From 1967 to 1977, the professional academic program, a graduate program and clinical series including radiation therapy were developed. A 3-year resident training program leading to
In addition to diagnostic radiology for small and large animals, the section also offers examinations with ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging as well as radiation therapy treatments. The diagnostic radiology examinations for the majority of the small animal and large animal examinations are acquired utilizing state-of-the-art digital plates. This digital radiology system allows individual views to be acquired and viewed in as little as 4 seconds greatly reducing patient exam time. In addition a helical computed tomography scanner has been installed that will also reduce patient exam time for this procedure.
All of the images from the digitally acquired diagnostic radiology along with the images from all ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are stored in the computer system and are able to viewed throughout the large and small animal hospitals.
The John T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital opened in 2003 and a new diagnostic x ray unit was acquired. In addition to the diagnostic x-ray suite, adjacent nuclear medicine and ultrasound suites were built as part of the imaging area of this new hospital.
The section of Radiology now consists of 5 Diplomates of the