Digital Radiography:  Teleradiology is available to any practitioner with a digital radiography system and to those practices that perform computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound.  An electronic connection can easily be established for the transmission of DICOM studies for interpretation and reporting.  There is no cost to you for establishing this connection. To learn how to setup a digital connection to Dr. Tidwell, please visit our ‘Resources‘ page.

Ultrasound Examinations:  Ultrasound is very challenging and technique driven.  Expertise at this modality takes considerable time and supervised training.  MVDIT is available in the Charlotte, NC area for in-hospital ultrasound consultations.  Dr. Tidwell is also available for remote consultations on sonographic studies performed anywhere in the world.

How Ultrasound Can Help Your Patients

Sonography is the best initial diagnostic modality for the evaluation of many disease processes.  Ultrasound is often the next best modality for assessment of radiographic changes and when radiographic studies are inconclusive.  Beyond the traditional uses of ultrasound for evaluation of the abdomen and heart, sonography can be valuable for lesions of the mediastinum and pleural space, pulmonary lesions, thyroid disease and abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.

Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration or biopsy can be of tremendous value in the diagnosis of many cases of abdominal, thoracic and musculoskeletal disease.  A definitive diagnosis can often be obtained through this minimally invasive procedure.

Some common indications for ultrasound studies are:

Gastrointestinal Disease


  • Vomiting with equivocal or negative radiographs
  • Evaluation of radiographic or palpable GI lesions
  • Vomiting and diarrhea non-responsive to medical treatment

Hepatobiliary disease


  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Elevated bilirubin, icterus
  • Radiographic or palpable hepatic mass lesions

Pancreatic disease


  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy, abdominal pain
  • Elevated pancreatic enzymes

Splenic disease


  • Radiographic or palpable mass lesions
  • Anemia, collapse

Genitourinary disease


  • Azotemia, hematuria, stranguria, vaginal discharge
  • Radiographic or palpable renomegaly, prostatomegaly

Adrenal disease 


  • Polyuria/polydypsia
  • Abdominal mass lesion



  • Heart murmurs, syncope, arrhythmias
  • Radiographic cardiomegaly

Mediastinal disease


  • Radiographic changes in mediastinal area
  • Evaluate for mediastinal involvement of lymphoma

Pleural disease


  • Guided thoracocentesis

Pulmonary disease


  • Fine needle aspiration of mass lesion or associated pleural fluid

Thyroid/Parathyroid disease


  • Radiographic or palpable cervical masses
  • Hypocalcemia

Musculoskeletal disease


  • Suspected bicipetal tenosynovitis
  • Any superficial soft tissue mass
  • Draining tracts to rule out foreign body


What Our Clients Say…

We here at Brawley Animal Hospital are so happy to have Dr. Scott Tidwell in our area! Not only does it increase revenue for our business by allowing us to do procedures we would otherwise have to refer out, it also helps us diagnose and treat our own patients using a higher level of medicine. It is much more convenient for our clients to get these procedures done at our hospital rather than having to be referred to a different hospital with different doctors. Dr. Scott Tidwell not only has helped us diagnose many diseases we wouldn’t have been able to without his service, he also is a great person to work with!! We highly recommend him!! -Dr. Angie Finkes & Dr. Summer Shivers — Brawley Animal Hospital-Mooresville, NC
"I have been using Dr. Tidwell’s radiology consult service for over 3 years. I couldn’t be more satisfied. The consults are fast and his vast knowledge and expertise makes me feel at ease. If I have any questions, I can call him for clarification. I send every radiograph I take for consultation so that I am never in doubt and I don’t miss any lesions. My clients appreciate that I care so much that I use a board certified radiologist to review the radiographs. Using Dr. Tidwell’s radiology consult service is like having a radiologist on staff." — Gary Zinderman, DVM

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