Interventional Radiology

“The Interventional Radiology Service leads in expertise and state-of-the-art treatment options. This minimally invasive approach to care allows for shorter hospital stays, faster healing, and less pain for our patients.”

– Matthew Beal, DVM, DACVECC,
Director of Interventional Radiology Services,
Chief of Staff, Small Animal Veterinary Medical Center

The Interventional Radiology (IR) Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center uses advanced imaging techniques including ultrasound, fluoroscopy (continuous X-ray), CT, and MRI to guide the delivery of materials for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This minimally invasive approach to treatment facilitates shorter hospital stays, decreased pain, and a more rapid return to function. The MSU IR program is one of only two formal IR services in the country.

Patients typically visit the Interventional Radiology Service for:

  • Respiratory interventions
  • Cardiovascular interventions
  • Urogenital interventions
  • Portosystemic shunt treatments
  • Oncologic applications
  • Nutritional applications

The IR Service does not have specific service hours. However, we are always available during business hours for consultation with clients and their referring veterinarians to discuss how IR can aid in the treatment of many diseases of many small-animal patients. If we are unavailable, consultation calls will be returned promptly. The IR Service operates on an appointment basis; however, we recognize that certain disease processes necessitate emergency treatment, and we are able to meet these needs.