The Cutting Edge

Because better tech means longer lives.

Diagnostic imaging or radiology refers to various noninvasive imaging techniques that aid in diagnosing your pet’s condition. Imaging technology, such as radiographs, ultrasound, CT, and MRI, provide vital information. Just as in human medicine, internal images allow us to see what is going on within your pet’s body without invasive surgery.

Slide We understand what it's like to love a pet like family. They touch our hearts and change our lives. And when they look into your eyes, they see a hero. We'll help you care for them like one. Vision AIMSS employs the latest imaging equipment. As the only veterinary specialty hospital with a full-time on-site radiologist, we are able to capture the best and most informative images. Easy access to the best technology enables our veterinarians to reach a faster diagnosis and implement appropriate treatment more rapidly. This is particularly important, even life saving, in emergency or critical situations.

We are particularly proud of our digital imaging equipment, which provides superior clearer images than older methods. Digital images can be enlarged and manipulated, providing detailed information. Our veterinary team can view the images in ways that are not possible with film radiography, and our ultrasound equipment is state of the art.

Additionally, all digital radiographs, ultrasounds, and CT and MRI scans are read by our radiologist—the one and only board-certified radiologist based in San Francisco. We are committed to providing the best patient care, as our advanced diagnostic imaging capability demonstrates.

For more information about our advanced veterinary capabilities and help with setting up an appointment, to schedule a consultation via phone or for other assistance contact us.

Sophie Dennison

Sophie Dennison

Dr. Sophie Dennison, Board-Certified Radiologist and AIMSS Partner

Dr. Dennison performs ultrasound, radiography, CT, and MRI, providing noninvasive evaluations of the internal organs and allowing abnormalities to be identified and characterized. In many cases, the appropriate application of these scientific methods means that unnecessary surgery may be avoided.

Dr. Dennison states, “I love the hands-on approach of ultrasound services. I enjoy all aspects of diagnostic imaging and believe in employing state-of-the-art technology to achieve the most efficient and appropriate imaging for the accurate diagnosis of the individual patient.”

As Medical Director of Specialty Services, Dr. Dennison provides guidance, oversight, and quality assurance for patients under the care of the board-certified specialists at AIMSS. She promotes ongoing education of specialists to ensure that practices are based on the newest research and technology. She uses her broad range of expertise to work with the team of specialists to develop the appropriate treatment plan for optimal care.

A native of the UK, Dr. Dennison received her veterinary training at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her radiology residency at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and achieved board certification in Small Animal Radiology in 2009.

Skilled in the diagnostic imaging of domestic, avian, and marine mammal species, she is widely published and consults locally, nationally, and internationally on cross-sectional imaging cases.

When not working, Dr. Dennison enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey, and hiking. She also loves watching British TV and hanging out with her two cavaliers, Brie and Devon.

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