Advances in imaging technology and radiation therapy have dramatically improved the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases. Accurate and complete interpretation of your imaging studies is critical to developing an effective treatment plan. An ACVR board-certified radiologist or radiation oncologist can provide the information you need to make informed health care decisions for your patients.
Join an ACVR Society
Eligibility for membership in ACVR’s special interest societies is open to anyone with an interest in the goals and objectives of each society. Veterinarians or non-veterinarians with an interest in Ultrasound, CT/MRI, Nuclear Medicine, or Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging can join one or more of the ACVR Societies. See Join an ACVR Society for more information. Please see ACVR Membership Categories for a definition of each type of ACVR membership. Each Society maintains a discussion of topics related to each specialty. You must be a member of the Society to belong to its list.
Society Cases of the Month
- Veterinary Ultrasound Society
- CT/MRI Society
- Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society
Veterinary Imaging Textbooks
See Amazon Best Sellers – These resources cover the latest veterinary imaging techniques and interpretation principles to help you develop your proficiency in diagnostic imaging. You can improve your skills in radiology, ultrasonography, CT, and MRI. For Nuclear Medicine, the Textbook of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine can provide an instructional aid to those learning the subject as well as to serve as a reference text for those performing routine nuclear medicine studies.
The ACVR supports sustained and conscientious attention to safe practices regarding veterinary radiologic imaging and therapy as they relate to personnel, patient, and equipment. Exposure to radiation should always be As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) while maximizing the quality of the procedure. The ACVR is partnering with IDEXX and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) in Lower the Dose, an initiative to help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices. Read more about ACVR’s efforts to promote radiation safety practices.
The ACVR Digital Imaging Standards Committee (DISC) considered a broad outline of standards and recommendations that could be used to advise the veterinary profession. It is difficult to set standards in an area where there is much variability among vendors and there are few topics where there is a definitive best method or choice regarding imaging.
Free Digital Radiography and MR Neuroimaging Supplements
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound has free Digital Radiography and MR Neuroimaging supplements available to everyone. The Digital Radiography supplemental issue is intended to help educate the veterinary community about digital radiography and the components associated with it. Check this information out if you are considering switching to digital radiography. The MR Neuroimaging supplement reviews the major topics in brain and spine MR imaging of small animals. See the Journal page for links to these special issues.
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound – Free Virtual Issue: Equine MRI
Virtual issues are online-only issues on a theme that are comprised of previously published content, usually between 10-20 articles. The first virtual issue of Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound is now available. It contains 16 of the most recent papers dealing with Equine MRI, one of the most rapidly growing aspects of veterinary imaging. All of the articles are open access online. See the Journal page for a link to this special issue.