In computed tomography (CT), X-rays rotate around the patient to create transverse sections of the body. A CT examination usually provides more information than an X-ray because CT does not involve superimposition or overlapping of organs or lesions. The technique can be used for many indications. It is mainly used for neurological (central or peripheral) and oncological disorders (total body scan for detection of lung metastases, among others), chronic nasal disorders, orthopedic disorders as well as respiratory, cardiovascular and abdominal disorders.
The examination takes about 20 minutes. The scanning itself takes only a few seconds. Short-term general anesthesia or heavy sedation is the rule, given the rapid progress of the examination.
Equipment in our clinic:
Canon, Aquilion One Vision - installed in March 2020
Information for veterinarians:
Referring a patient for CT
It is possible to refer a patient just for a CT scan. This is only possible for stable patients without significant systemic diseases.
Please make an appointment by phone through the secretariat of the Small Animal Clinic (T 09 264 77 00).
On the day of the appointment, the patient is expected between 8 and 9 a.m. in the morning. The animal can go home from 3:30 p.m. onwards. Exceptionally, other times can be discussed. No results are discussed with the owner at pick-up. We will provide you with a comprehensive report within 3 days.