Diagnostic Imaging Service for Animals

DISA, offered by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), includes diagnostic imaging services (radiography, CT and ultrasound) as well as animal care for researchers. Dogs, cats and horses can be hospitalized in the Clinicum building and other animals like pigs and sheep can be placed at the LAC large animal unit nearby. VTH anesthesia unit offers state-of-the-art services for all kind of animals.

Contact person: Anu Lappalainen, +358 02941 57297, anu.k.lappalainen@helsinki.fi

Location: Small Animal Hospital, Koetilantie 2; Equine Hospital, Koetilankuja 1, Viikki


  • Radiography (all large animals)
  • Computed tomography (excluding horses)
  • Ultrasound (all large animals)


  • CT: GE Lightspeed VCT 64
  • US: Philips Epiq 7
  • Small animal X-ray: CPI Indigo 100
  • Equine and large animal x-ray: Shimadzu UD150B-40

User fees:

The research infrastructure is supported by the University of Helsinki (HiLIFE, Faculty of xx etc.) and e.g. Biocenter Finland. The academic prices (excl. VAT) for UH researchers are listed below. Please, ask a quotation for your project.




Radiography (including a radiographer)

35,08 first two images, next 17,57/image


CT (including a radiographer)



Ultrasound operated by a veterinary radiologist



Veterinary nurse


22,50 - 45

Anesthesia dogs, cats


66,05 (first hour)

Anesthesia horses


142,91 (first hour)

The hosting research group:

Lung Insight – Hengitystiesairaudet