CT Scan allows assessment of the body that is otherwise difficult, if not impossible to evaluate with traditional radiographic measures making it possible to diagnose diseases EARLIER and more ACCURATELY!
Computed Tomography is an advanced imaging technique that produces hundreds of cross sectional images in a very short period of time. Patients must be still during CT imaging process, so heavy sedation or general anesthesia is utilized during the scanning process. Several patients that undergo CT scan will also receive an intravenous contrast agent that highlights the blood vessels and vascularity of the tissues. CT images are reconstructed to give in-depth information about the bones, joints, spine, nasal cavity, chest and abdomen.
The most common clinical indications for CT scan include
- Nasal/sinus disease
- Middle and inner ear disease
- Brain tumors
- Skull trauma
- Musculoskeletal soft tissue tumors
- Intervertebral disc herniation
- Joint diseases (OCD at the shoulder, stifle, hocks, MCP of the elbow)
- Evaluation of intrathoracic mass (lung or mediastinal tumors)
- Intra-abdominal tumors (tumors of the liver, adrenal glands, urogenital tracts)
- Evaluation of angular limb deformities