A CT (computed tomography) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your pet’s body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional 2 and 3-D images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues (lung, heart, blood vessels, abdominal organs etc) inside your pets body. They are particularly useful to demarcate cancerous growths in areas such as the nasal passages, mouth, chest and abdomen, and we use them to visualise very small defects in joints e.g. elbow fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP).
The CT has provided one of the most important advances in diagnostic imaging in the veterinary sector. As a referral hospital for complicated surgical and medical cases, it is essential that Westville Veterinary Hospital remains on the forefront of veterinary diagnostics. We are fortunate to be one of the very few veterinary hospitals in South Africa with a 16 slice CT scanner.