In computer tomography (CT), x-rays rotate around the patient to make transverse sections of the body. After the research, three-dimensional images are produced using a computer.
The clinic is equipped with a 4 slice GE Lightspeed QX / i CT device, capable of portraying the most diverse pathologies in the various animal species.
A CT study usually provides more information than an X-ray, since CT does not have superposition or overlap of organs or injuries. Short general anesthesia or severe sedation is possible here, given the rapid progress of the study. For a CT study, iodine contrasts are administered quasi-standard to better visualize blood vessels and parts of the soft tissues.
The main indications for CT research are found in patients suspected of neurological (central or peripheral) and oncological disorders (total body scan for detection of lung metastases). In addition, CT can be used in patients with symptoms of chronic nasal diseases and animals who are lame (joint injuries such as a medial coronoid disease (MCD) in the elbow or osteochondrosis (OCD) in the tarsus, fractures). Also for respiratory, cardiovascular and abdominal conditions such as adrenal glands, ectopic ureters and tumor screening, CT is an ideal research technique.
Appointments for computer tomographic surveys can be made at the Small Animal Reception.