Directors:- Mr Ewing G. Walker B.V.M.&S. Cert SAS M.R.C.V.S.
Mr Neil R. Walmlsley M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S
In order to locate the site of spinal cord compression we perform a specialist x-ray technique called myelography which is carried out under general anaesthesia– this involves carefully injecting a clear sterile solution into the space along side the spinal cord. This solution runs by gravity along the spinal cord and stops or deviates at the site of the problem, allowing us to know where exactly to surgically relieve the compression on the spinal cord.
Myelogram of a dog’s cervical neck region showing spinal cord compression by a herniated
disc lesions particularly at C5 & also at C6. Ventral slot surgery permitted removal
of the herniated disc and a full recovery with full use of all 4 legs returned over
the following weeks post surgery.
Myelogram of a dog’s lumbar back region showing an narrowed disc space, with a disc
which has herniated causing spinal cord compression, and then the inability to walk
on his hindlegs. Removal of the herniated disc allowed this dog to return to full
mobility again after several weeks.
Myelogram of a dog’s lumbar back region showing stoppage of the contrast medium column
at Lumbar vertebrae L1-L2 disc space. This was cased by a disc which has herniated
causing spinal cord compression, and then the inability to walk on his hindlegs.
Removal of the herniated disc allowed this dog to return to full mobility again after
vet diagnostic imaging- myelogram spinal x-ray
In 2015 we have invested in the latest digital xray facilities with a Agfa CR 30-X
digital xray processor and a high frequency Nova 30Kw Xray generator to give excellent
x-ray detail. The provision of a Nova tilting x-ray table makes taking myelogram
Our Radiology (X-ray) facilities aid our Veterinary Surgeons to visualise the spinal
column and bones of our patients allowing us to quickly make the best treatment choices
for your pet.
Digital xray images may be sent and received by email if necessary for referrals
to our clinic for surgery.