CT scanning encompasses the following:
- A CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a high-speed diagnostic tool that uses a 360-degree X-ray beam to create detailed 2D and 3D images of the body.
- CT uses X-rays to create cross-sectional images. This is achieved by imaging very thin slices of the patient, similar to slicing a loaf of bread! This form of imaging, tomography, provides the radiologist with far more detailed information about the patient than conventional imaging modalities.
- CT scanning is fast, painless, non-invasive and accurate.
- We see referrals on an outpatient basis. This means that you, the Primary Practitioner, retains control of your case. Your patient will be admitted and discharged by our dedicated radiology team. The images will be sent to a veterinary specialist in radiology who will write a detailed report which will then be sent to you. Effectively you can use our outpatient CT service as an extension of your own practice.
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