Linear Accelerator delivers
radiation therapy to pets with cancer.
Three laser beams help aim the
radiation into the tumor with great precision.
For cancers below
the body surface, the machine rotates around the
patient on the couch to concentrate the radiation dose
in the tumor while
lowering the dose to healthy tissues.
This improves the likelihood of a cure
and also reduces side effects to the healthy tissues.
camera detects the gamma rays from radioactivity which has been injected into
patients for diagnostic studies,
creating a map of targeted structures. Also, by tracking the movement of
radioactivity over time,
we can obtain information about organ function, especially the liver and
Common examples include bone scans, thyroid scans, portal flow (liver) studies.
Color Flow Doppler Ultrasound
The Doppler feature allows
inspection of blood flow to better study heart problems
and evaluate certain kinds of masses in the chest or abdomen.
We use ultrasound not only to diagnose abnormalities inside the two body
but also to guide the passage of the biopsy needle to obtain biopsies of
as a CAT Scan, this technology provides us with detailed anatomic information of
a wide variety of body areas.
It is often used to expand on information gleaned from other imaging tools such
as radiographs or ultrasound.
CT scans are also a critical component of our planning calculations for
especially for cancers below the body surface.
Our kennel area has roomy 4 x 8 ft
runs for large dogs,
and smaller compartments scaled
to every size pet.
Dogs are walked outdoors several times a day.
Cats have their own room away
from the sound and sight of dogs.
Animal Radiology Clinic, PPLC
Veterinary Referral Center of North Texas
Catherine Lustgarten, DVM, MS, DACVR
Ronald Green, DVM, MS, DACVR
Diplomates, American College of Veterinary Radiology
4444 Trinity Mills Rd, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75287
Phone (972) 267-3500; Fax: (972) 267-3600