A CT scan, or computed tomography, is a computer processed combination of x-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of the specific area. These images are highly detailed, virtual slices throughout the area of interest, typically between 1 and 3 mm in thickness.
Indications for CT:
Evaluations of the abdomen and thorax:
Staging of neoplasia
Pre-surgical assessment of masses
Vascular studies-e.g. Portosystemic shunts
Evaluation of the skull/cervical spine:
Nasal disease, thyroid masses, trauma/fracture evaluation
Musculoskeletal evaluations with the primary focus on excellent bone detail:
Elbow dysplasia [sedation only if approved by a Radiologist]
Other uses as determined by our team of Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists.
Our Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists will review the images and generate a report within 24-48 hours of the exam. Our staff will call the owner when the patient is ready to be discharged. Veterinary Radiologists have completed an approved residency program in Diagnostic Imaging that includes at least three years of advanced training and intensive study in Radiology (x-ray), Ultrasonography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Nuclear Medicine.