Computer Tomography - CT Scan

A Computed Tomography scanner is a specialised x-ray machine which uses a high powered computer to produce images of the inside of the body. The scanner itself is shaped like a tunnel with the x-ray generating machine rotating around the patient. The resultant images are presented as sequential slices through the area of interest and can also be combined to produce three dimensional images to aid in surgical planning.

CT is often used for superior imaging in orthopaedic conditions but can also be very useful in the diagnosis of soft tissue conditions involving the lungs, abdomen and urinary tract.

We have access to a CT system that is able to rapidly scan large areas of the body to produce very high quality images. These images are sent electronically to veterinary diagnostic imaging specialists for interpretation and reporting.