The Interventional Radiology service specialises in using image-guidance (fluoroscopy, endoscopy, CT, MRI and ultrasound) to assist in the diagnosis and targeted treatment of a number of conditons.
Using these imaging systems we can look inside the body in a noninvasive manner, and we can often perform procedures via a minimally invasive approach, reducing the need for more traditional surgery or allowing us to treat conditions that were previously untreatable. This means that our patients often have less or no discomfort, have shorter hospitalisation times and recover more quickly.
What We Offer
The Interventional Radiology Service treats dogs and cats with a range of disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, liver and urinary tract. Examples of the type of procedures include:
- Balloon dilation of strictures
- Tracheal stenting
- Occlusion of intra-hepatic porto-systemic shunts
- Subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement
- Laser ablation of ectopic ureters
- Ureteral stenting
- Urethral stenting
- Sclerotherapy for renal haematuria
How can my pet be seen by Veterinary Specialists Scotland?
All patients are seen by appointment only following a referral from your general practitioner. This ensures that all medical history and relevant test results are obtained prior to your consultation so that suitability for an interventional radiology procedure can be assessed.
If you are a referring veterinary surgeon and would like to discuss or refer a case, please contact our team. We will aim to reply as soon as possible.