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Looking After Your Best Friends

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CT Scanner

  • Computed tomography is useful in first opinion practice and in this regard, we offer CT imaging on an outpatient basis. We use a Vimago Flat Panel CT machine.
  • The decision to choose ultrasound or CT depends on the question you are trying to answer. Ultrasound and CT are complimentary and occasionally patients will benefit from both.
  • Respiratory patients are suited to CT Scanner investigation. CT gives a good overview of the respiratory system and enables targeting of other diagnostic modalities such as bronchoscopy, BAL and biopsy.
  • CT studies are also helpful in diagnosing conditions affecting the skull, ears, dental disease and certain orthopaedic conditions. While cruciate disease is still best diagnosed with clinical examination and conventional radiography, CT is more sensitive in detecting elbow dysplasia and hock OCD.
  • There are some conditions that may be better suited to other CT technologies. Please call to discuss the case if you have any queries.

How to refer

Please fill in a referral form and either email or fax back to us. For urgent cases, please phone 01293 851122.

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There are many indications for CT scanning here are some examples below:

HEAD AND NECK:

  • Nasal disease
  • Orbital swellings and masses
  • Difficulties opening mouth
  • Facial swellings and masses
  • Head Trauma
  • Dental disease
  • Ear disease
  • Skull masses
  • Stick injuries
  • Thyroid masses
  • Neck swellings
  • Interscapular fibrosarcoma

MUSCULOSKELETAL / SPINE

  • Vertebral anomalies and malformations
  • Discospondylitis
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Pelvic and sacral fractures
  • Tarsal osteochondrosis
  • Bone tumours
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Angular limb deformities

GENERAL

  • Any oncological disease
  • Metastatic screening

THORAX:

  • Pleuritis
  • Diaphragmatic disease
  • Rib masses
  • Sternal Masses
  • Pulmonary metastatic disease
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Unresolved pleural effusion
  • Investigation of mediastinal effusion
  • Investigation of pneumomediastinal
  • Unresolved or spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Lung tumours
  • Tracheobronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Lung lobe torsion
  • Alveolar and interstitial lung disease

ABDOMEN / PELVIS

  • Body wall masses
  • Liver masses
  • Abdominal lymph nodes
  • Abdominal masses of unknown origin
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Complicated or unresolved pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic masses
  • Adrenal masses
  • Ureteral Calculi
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Renal masses
  • Retroperitoneal effusion or masses
  • Intrapelvic masses