Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

Specialty Services

Diagnostic Imaging


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

For consultations or appointments, contact:

Imaging Office: 217-333-1800

Susan Hartman, RT(R)CT, 217-244-2031; cell, 217-649-8921


To set up access to our digital images system so that you cand review your patient's diagnostic images, please contact

Medical Records at 217-333-5363


  • Ultrasonography

Special Capabilities

  • Equine MRI
  • Picture Archival Capture System (PACS)
  • Emergency radiographs available 24/7.

Referral Radiograph Evaluations

Outpatient Imaging Services

General Information

  • To schedule an exam, please call (217) 333-1800.
  • An RDVM Outpatient Imaging Request Form (pdf) must be submitted with patient history and recent lab and test results. Download additional forms from the Referring Veterinarian Portal at http://vetmed.illinois.edu/4dvms, or call to request a form to be faxed or emailed to you.
  • It is imperative that a complete history and copy of recent lab and test results be provided before the scheduled exam.
  • We will provide you with instructions for your clients about the exam you order. Please review this information with them.
  • Payment is required at the time of service, so please inform your client to bring a method of payment. Cash, credit cards, and Carecredit are accepted.
  • In the event that a patient becomes unstable or develops a life-threatening condition while in our hospital, our emergency room will provide patient care at additional cost.
  • If a serious condition is diagnosed on the exam, every attempt will be made consult with you. We will admit the patient only at your or your client’s request. The emergency room will act as the admitting service.

Ultrasound procedures

  • Appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Friday. (Monday appointments available on an emergency basis.)
  • Clients report to the Large Animal Clinic. The appointment will take approximately one hour.
  • A report will be faxed and/or emailed to you within 4 hours.
  • Sedation is NOT routinely given. If we cannot perform the exam due to poor patient cooperation, sedation will be administered only if recent blood work and patient history are available and the risks have been discussed with the client.
  • You may order a biopsy or aspiration to be performed during the examination. These results will be available in approximately 48 hours. As always, please review the risks and complications with the client before the exam.


  • Appointments are routinely scheduled on Wednesday and Friday. Emergency cases are addresses on an individual basis.
  • Clients drop off their pet at the Small Animal Clinic at 7:30 a.m. Pets may be picked up after 5 p.m.
  • A report will be faxed and/or emailed to you within 24 hours.
  • Patients will be anesthetized for the CT or MRI exam. A physical and blood work within 2 weeks of the exam are required.




Jodi A. MathesonJodi A. Matheson, DVM Diagnostic applications of contrast harmonic ultrasound in birds, dogs and cats.

Robert O' BrienRobert T. O’Brien, DVM, MS, DACVR • Contrast ultrasound; feline cardiopulmonary imaging; advanced CT imaging of emergency and critical care patients.


Additional Staff

Jill FranzenJill Franzen, CVT

Susan HartmanSusan Hartman, RT(R)CT

Debra “Sam” McCallDebra “Sam” McCall, CVT

Beth SaupeBeth Saupe, CVT

Melinda SmithMelinda Smith, CVT

Caroline WagnerCaroline Wagner, CVT

Stephanie WalkerStephanie Walker, CVT