If you believe your pet is experiencing an emergency, please call ahead at 941-929-1818, so our team can prepare for your arrival.

Pet Advanced Imaging

At Suncoast Emergency & Specialty Center, we want your pet healthy from the inside out. Advanced Imaging can clue your veterinarian in on issues that we can’t see on the outside.

CT Scanner – Vimago Introduction

Suncoast Emergency & Specialty Center is the first hospital in the area to provide the most innovative, comprehensive CT scan technology designed specifically for veterinary medicine – the Vimago! It is the most advanced Robotic High Definition Computed Tomography and Digital Radiography platform, which allows us to perform seamless, whole body Digital Radiographic studies at res­o­lu­tions up to thirty times better than conventional digital radiography systems. With this cutting-edge equipment, we can now scan an entire patient in about a minute, with 80% less radiation than a conventional scanner.

The Vimago is the only imaging platform designed to meet the demands of a diagnostic and international system. Thanks to the mobility and the CT speed, our doctors can make a diagnosis and immediately be in a position to begin treatment, which may include surgery. This simple and quick transition from diagnosis to advanced treatments is not only more efficient and safer due to reduced anesthetic risks, but in some cases life-saving.

Highlights of the Vimago

  • More than 30x higher resolution than conventional CT scanner.
  • Up to 85% lower radiation than conventional CT scanner.
  • Technician with the patient the entire procedure.
  • Your pet will be sedated or anesthetized during the study, but will be under the constant care of our staff.
  • You can feel comfortable knowing your patient is receiving the best care possible because we are leveraging the most advanced imaging technology in the world to optimize the outcome.

Digital Radiology

Our hospital is equipped with the latest in GE technology with an oversized table for larger animals. The digital technique is the same as that of specialty spine and oncology centers in human medicine. Images are easily copied to a disc or emailed to you and your veterinarian. Consultations by off-site radiologists, when needed, are now much easier to obtain for these radiographs (x-rays) than before with often under a minimal turn around time.


To give your pet the best possible veterinarian care, Suncoast Emergency & Specialty Center offers Endoscopy procedures. Seeing your pet in pain or suffering while being unable to diagnose the issue is difficult. Our staff at Suncoast Emergency & Specialty Center is skilled in obtaining the test findings we require to diagnose and treat your pet’s problem fast.