A CT scan is recommended if veterinarians need closer look at your pet’s organ, muscle, bone, or other internal body parts. This scan provides more detail of the internal anatomy than a simple x-ray.
For example, if a pet has a tumor, the CT scan helps the veterinarian know the precise location of the tumor, which allows them to plan their surgical approach and minimize surgery time. CT scans also help veterinarians understand orthopedic abnormalities and plan for corrective procedures.
A CT scan for pets is very similar to those done in humans. The equipment, including the machine, is mostly the same; the only difference in procedure is that most pets require anesthetization to keep them completely still throughout the procedure. If you are located in Chula Vista, CA, and your pet needs a CT scan, please call Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic at (619) 482-9100 to learn more.