What You Need To Know About CT Scans

Common Indicators For CT Scans
  • Evaluations of the abdomen and thorax:
    • Staging of abnormal tissue growth (neoplasia)
    • Pre-surgical assessment of masses
    • Vascular studies — Portosystemic shunts
  • Evaluation of the skull/cervical spine:
    • Nasal disease, thyroid masses, trauma/fracture evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal evaluations with the primary focus on excellent bone detail:
    • Elbow dysplasia [sedation only if approved by a Radiologist]
    • Developmental disease
  • Other uses as determined by our team of Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists.

All CT scan appointments are scheduled as daily outpatient appointments. We ask that the patient arrive around 7:30am for check in. Our staff will call the owner when the patient is ready to be discharged. Our Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists will review the images and generate a report within 24-48 hours of the exam.

Our Board-Certified Veterinary Radiologists will review the images and generate a report within 24-48 hours of the exam. Our staff will call the owner when the patient is ready to be discharged. Veterinary Radiologists have completed an approved residency program in Diagnostic Imaging that includes at least three years of advanced training and intensive study in Radiology (x-ray), Ultrasonography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Nuclear Medicine.