Diagnostic Imaging

Clarity creates confidence

Advancements in diagnostic technology, such as MRI and CT scanners have revolutionized human medicine, giving physicians a level of confidence in their diagnoses unimaginable just a few decades ago. The same caliber of technology has been brought to bear in veterinary medicine in order to advance veterinary medicine’s goal of obtaining good outcomes for our patients.

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital utilizes many imaging techniques such as digital radiography, radiographic contrast procedures, ultrasonography, echocardiography, and high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to help obtain accurate diagnoses and to guide effective therapy for your pet.

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What We Offer

Boundary Bay Radiology Services

Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation

  • Radiograph interpretation via teleradiology*
  • CT Scan/MRI interpretation
  • In-patient imaging

* For teleradiology, please contact us at 604-514-8383 to set up direct transfer of images to our server or to facilitate DICOM or hard copy radiograph transfers.

Radiographic services

  • Digital radiography
  • Barium series
  • IVP
  • Myelograms
  • Contrast cystograms
  • Contrast urethrograms

Ultrasound Services

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Non-cardiac thoracic studies
  • Echocardiography
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided needle aspiration, centesis and biopsies
  • Intra-operative ultrasound support (with our surgeons)

Advanced imaging

  • Radiographic Specialty Services
    • Interventional Tracheal Stenting
    • Interventional Urethral Stenting
    • Interventional Radiology (IR) and Interventional Endoscopy (IE) with the support of our internist, cardiologist and surgeons.
  • 64-Slice CT Scans available on-site
    • Includes MEDRAD Stellant CT Injection System; an automated contrast injector enabling precisely timed contrast delivery during scanning – minimizing artifacts and maximizing diagnostic yield.
  • 1.5T MRI’s available on-site

Our Radiologists


Board-certified Radiologist

Choose Boundary Bay for Radiology

We offer full-time veterinary diagnostic imaging services, serving dog and cat owners throughout B.C. and northern Washington. We invite you to consider the following reasons to entrust your pet’s imaging to Boundary Bay.

Rapid results, rapid advice

Our on-site Toshiba Aplio 300 ultrasound, 64 slice CT scanner with automated contrast injector, high-field (1.5T) MRI and Siemens flat-panel C-arm fluoroscopy unit ensures that nothing slows down a speedy diagnosis.


Primary care veterinarians are invited to contact our diagnostic imaging liaison to set-up teleradiology services.

Interpreted by specialists

Criticalists and surgeons on-site 7 days per week for critical patients and those needing surgery. An internist and oncologists available for consults based on ultrasound findings.

Rapid cytology results

TNVD pathology with rapid turn-around of cytology results (the examination of blood or tissue cells).

Dedicated emergency and critical care ultrasound

Portable ultrasound allows for immediate “bedside“ imaging for critical patients.

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