Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging section in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine specializes in radiology and diagnostic imaging.

Our radiologists offer consultation for imaging studies performed by veterinarians outside of the LMVC. However, the radiology section does not perform diagnostic imaging studies for veterinarians outside of the LVMC. All patients imaged in the LVMC must be under the care of an LVMC clinician, resident or intern.

Veterinarians wanting to refer radiographs for interpretation

A radiographic interpretation consultation service is available through the Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology section of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. Veterinarians can submit their studies:

  1. As conventional radiographs or digital radiographs on CDs in the regular mail to:
    Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
    Attention – Radiographic Referral
    1809 S Riverside Drive, Ames, IA 50011
  2. As digital radiographs via e-mail to:
    • vmc-services@iastate.edu
    • For digital radiographs in most cases jpg files are suitable or links to your storage system can also be used

For any consultation, it is very important to provide a consult form with patient signalment, problem being evaluated, and any specific questions you have regarding the radiographic study. You can choose to have only a written report sent or we will call with an interpretation that will be followed with a formal report sent to you in the regular mail with the billing statement.  Please note radiographic consultation requests received after 3:00 pm will be processed the next business day.