Equine CT Scans

What You Need To Know About Equine CT Scans

  • Trauma or fracture evaluation and pre-surgical planning.
  • Nasal mass or chronic nasal drainage.
  • Chronic dental issues or tooth extraction planning.
  • Head shaking.
  • Sepsis or osseous abnormalities in foals.
  • Specialty studies available per Radiologist approval

CT, or computed tomography, is a computer-processed combination of radiograph images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of a specific area. These images are highly detailed 1-3 mm slices throughout the area of interest.

Animal Imaging is one of the few locations utilizing a skull CT in a standing patient. Uniquely adapted equipment allows our staff to use sedation rather than general anesthesia to acquire images.

One of our Board-Certified Radiologists will review all the images and submit a final report within 24-48 hours of the CT. The report and clinical findings will then be sent to the referring veterinarian and client. Clients should follow-up with the referring veterinarian for an explanation of results and information on treatment or management.

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