Why the NewTom 5G Vet CT?
This high-tech unit is capable of completing a 360-degree revolution in substantially less time than a traditional CT scan, exposing your pet to far less radiation. This means less time under anesthesia for your pet. The scan is immediately saved as a type of file called a “DICOM”. This file is sent automatically to a veterinary radiologist for interpretation, providing a rapid and board certified second opinion for our Doctors. The NewTom software allows us to save specific images right into your pet’s medical record, and to generate a wide variety of reports that can be sent to you and your regular veterinarian if you are referred for a CT scan.
CT Scans are useful in a wide variety of problems that occur in our veterinary patients. They are used to look at the lungs for chronic respiratory problems and to rule out metastatic cancer, to provide beautiful detail of nasal disease, ear canal disorders, and dental disease, and to evaluate abdominal organs. They are particularly well suited for diagnosing certain subtle orthopedic conditions, and for indirectly imaging the spinal the spinal cord with the aid of myelographic contrast. CT scans with intravenous contrast can help demonstrate how large some soft tissue tumors are, allowing a better chance for complete removal.
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