What is a CT?

CT or computed tomography, is a computer-processed combination of radiograph images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of a specific area. These images are highly detailed 1-3 mm slices throughout the area of interest.


Common reasons for a CT Scan

  • Evaluations of the abdomen and thorax:
    • Staging of abnormal tissue growth (neoplasia)
    • Pre-surgical assessment of masses
    • Vascular studies — 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]
    • Developmental disease
  • Other uses as determined by our team of board-certified veterinary radiologists

What to Expect

All CT scan appointments are scheduled as daily outpatient appointments. We ask that the patient arrive around 7:30 am for check-in. Our staff will call the owner when the patient is ready to be discharged.

Following the CT Scan, one of our board-certified radiologists will review all the images and submit a final report within 24-48 hours. The report and clinical findings will then be sent to the referring veterinarian. Clients should follow up with the referring veterinarian for explanation of results and information on treatment or management.

We are here to help.

At Animal Imaging, our passion is providing the best care and information to you and your veterinarian.
We are proud to have a dedicated team of board-certified veterinary radiologists available for your pet.

Questions or concerns?  Call us!

(972) 869-2180


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