Computed Tomography (CT SCAN)
CT utilizes similar technology as x-rays but provides much more detail than conventional x-rays. The main advantage of CT over x-rays is that it allows us to look at the body in cross-sections with greater detail and is most valuable when looking at bony structures and soft tissues. CT images are sometimes enhanced with the use of IV contrast agents.
While it is painless, light anesthesia is required to keep your pet completely still during the procedure. Our top priority is to have your pet as healthy as possible to make them good anesthetic candidates, and routine bloodwork and chest X-rays may be performed before anesthesia.
Board-certified radiologists and results review our CT scans are typically available within 24-48 hrs, and further diagnostic or treatment options can be reviewed depending on the scan’s findings.
We also use our CT machine to get a full scope of your pet’s dental health. With traditional dental x-rays, you can only see a small two-dimensional view of each tooth, but with a CT scanner, you can see a 3-D reconstruction of the entire mouth and skull. Using CT has revolutionized our ability to detect subtle abnormalities of the oral cavity. We can see bone loss around the teeth, notice any missing teeth, evaluate tooth integrity, and much more!
Veterinary Services in Buckeye Lake, OH
At Petplex Animal Hospital we provide complete veterinary services for your pets, assisting our animal patients and their families with the greatest diagnostic, medicinal, and surgical techniques.
On The Spot Surgery