Brentknoll Veterinary Centre leads the way in diagnostic imaging in Worcestershire.
CT (computerised tomography) has huge advantages to traditional imaging techniques like X-rays and ultrasound, including:
- High speed – A 64 slice machine takes more images (or slices) per second and is more comparable to the high-quality machines used in human medicine when compared to a 16 slice CT scanner which is more common in the veterinary industry.
- The higher number of slices provides higher resolution images, allowing us to create real-life, 3-D illustrations of animal anatomy. These structures provide incredible detail, meaning improvements in diagnosis and treatment planning are possible.
- The 64-slice CT scanner gathers more information in less time, exposing the animal to less radiation than the smaller slice scan machines. Less radiation is, of course, always the safest option.
What cases benefit from CT scanning?
- Elbow dysplasia
- Spinal disease, including lumbosacral disease
- Nasal and airway disease
- Pulmonary and mediastinal disease
- Peri-Ocular disease
- Middle ear disease
- Some musculoskeletal problems
- Fracture management
- Portosystemic shunts
- Abdominal and thoracic neoplasia
- Oncology – establishing tumour margins and metastatic disease.
The above are just a few examples where CT greatly aids diagnosis; however, CT is an incredibly powerful tool and provides valuable information for a very wide variety of disorders that conventional systems can not reveal easily.
Arrange a referral to our CT department.
Do you have a case that could benefit from a CT scan? We offer appointments on both a first opinion and referral basis.