Our GE Lightspeed 16-slice CT scanner is available for your pets by referral. A computed tomography (CT) scan takes X-ray images from different angles and then processes these by a computer to give detailed images (slices) of bones, organs, blood vessels, and airways of the body. An iodine-based contrast agent is often used to allow better visualization of blood vessels and structures. Check out our brochure for more information on our CT scans: MVAE CT Brochure
- CT is a great tool in diagnosing cases with chronic nasal discharge or epistaxis.
- CT is the gold standard for imaging pleural and pulmonary disease in human medicine.
- Neoplasia vs pneumonia
- Lung lobe torsion, diaphragmatic hernia, pleural disease caused by neoplasia
- CT is more sensitive than conventional radiography in diagnosing developmental orthopedic disease.
- Elbow dysplasia or osteochondrosis dissecans
- Early discospondylitis
- Evaluating complex fractures (i.e., acetabular injury)
- Early bone neoplasia detection
- Abdominal CT can be utilized to diagnose masses and evaluate for invasion into nearby structures, evaluate for metastatic disease in the liver and spleen and locate difficult-to-image foreign material and ureteroliths.
If you feel that your pet may benefit from a CT scan, please reach out to your family veterinarian first and have them contact us for additional details at CTscan@mvaevet.com or by phone at 301-733-7339. They will provide us with a CT Referral Form.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here: CT Scanner FAQ 2023