What is an ACVR Radiologist?

An ACVR Board-Certified Radiologist (ACVR Diplomate) is veterinarian who has received advanced training in diagnostic imaging and has passed the American College of Veterinary Radiology Board Certification Examination. The radiologist diagnoses diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images.

The imaging modalities used by ACVR Radiologists include radiology, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine. A radiologist correlates medical image findings with other examinations and tests, recommends further examinations or treatments, and consults with the referring veterinarian - the primary care veterinarian who sends patients to the radiologist for imaging and diagnosis or sends medical images for interpretation.