CT, Animal Hospital Postojna
CT, Animal Hospital Postojna

Computed tomography (CT)

We can hardly imagine performing demanding treatments in modern veterinary medicine without the use of advanced imaging techniques, such as CT.

Computed tomography (CT) has been used in human medicine for decades and is becoming a standard of care for several procedures also in veterinary medicine. A CT scan is a non-invasive imaging technique indicated when other, simpler and less costly imaging techniques, such as x-ray or ultrasound, do not provide enough information to establish a diagnosis for your animal.

A CT scan is most commonly used in dogs and cats with head and neck (maxillofacial region, temporomandibular joint, nose, throat, ears, sinuses, and brain) diseases or trauma, with trauma and diseases of bones and joints as well as lungs and other internal organs. A CT scan is of utmost importance in oncology patients to aid in the visualisation of the local extent of tumours and the regional and distal metastatic spread of cancer. Without a CT scan, it is literally impossible to accurately plan surgical procedure and/or radiotherapy. Contrast agents are often used to better visualise the tissues of interest.

CT scans at Animal Hospital Postojna are performed using a powerful 16-slice CT Hitachi Supria device. It provides high-resolution images and the precise 3D reconstruction of images. Scans with the Hitachi Supria are fast, so anaesthesia time is shorter, thus adding to the safety of the procedure.

 

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