CT scan

  CT (computed tomography ) scanner provides more detailed looks at a dog and offers more insight than an x-ray. A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around the pet’s body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.  A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical or surgical treatment.  The pictures are taken from different angles and are used to create 3-dimensional (3-D) views of tissues and organs. 

CT scans can be done with or without contrast. Contrast refers to a substance injected into an IV line that causes the particular organ or tissue under study to be seen more clearly. 

CT scan may be conducted on the head, especially the nasal cavity. The evaluation of nasal disease in dogs and cats with chronic nasal discharge is the most common reason we make a CT scan. A CT scan may also be conducted on an animal’s lungs. This helps us identify or rule out metastasis (or spreading) of various cancers that are known to be present elsewhere in the body. To this end, CT scans are vital tools for understanding the extent of canine and feline cancers and planning for treatment. 

A computed tomography examination is the most advanced method for diagnosing spinal diseases and disorders in dogs and cats.

A CT scan for pets is nearly identical to those done in humans. The equipment, including the machine, is mostly the same, and the only difference in procedure is that most pets require anesthetization in order to keep them completely still throughout the procedure.


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