Computed Tomography - CT Scan

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Vet Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Heartland Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the latest equipment in veterinary medicine to care for your pet. Digital imaging is a valuable diagnostic tool and we are excited to offer cutting edge Computed Tomography (CT) scanning.

HAH has recently acquired a CT scan. CT stands for computed tomography and refers to a computerized x-ray imaging procedure in which a narrow beam of x-rays is aimed at a patient and quickly rotated around the body. It produces signals that are processed by the machine's computer to generate cross-sectional images or 'slices'. These images are then sent to a veterinary radiologist and we can have a report back in 24-72 hours. CT scans can be more beneficial at looking at boney changes vs doing an MRI for soft tissue lesions.

This machine allows us to provide a more advanced imaging opportunity for our patients and referring veterinarians in the area. This service would normally require owners to travel to Iowa State University or University of Wisconsin. Please call us if you have more questions.

The CT Scan Includes

  • High-tech scan occurs rapidly to reduce radiation exposure and anesthesia time
  • File is automatically sent to a veterinary radiologist for interpretation
  • CT scans offer valuable diagnostics to help create the optimal plan of treatment
  • Complete patient records—The CT Scan is saved and can be shared with other providers 

Veterinary CT Scan Uses

An accurate diagnosis of your pet’s underlying health issue leads to successful treatment options. CT Scans are useful in the diagnosis of a wide variety of problems that occur and they are ideal to view the internal structures of your pet such as:

  • Dental disease
  • Nasal disease
  • Ear canal disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Spine and spinal cord disorders with the aid of contrast dye
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Myelography
  • Evaluation of abdominal organs
  • Lungs

Cutting Edge CT Scan

We are excited to bring the newest and best technology in advanced imaging to Heartland Animal Hospital. 





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