Vetplayas-VetCAT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
At Vetplayas, we provide the best possible medical care for your beloved pets. We know that they are family, and we treat them as such. That’s why we offer a wide range of services, from routine check-ups to more specialized care. One of the services we offer is computerized tomography (CT) scanning. This type of scan provides detailed images of your pet’s internal organs and can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. CT scans are non-invasive and cause no pain to your pet. If you think your pet may benefit from a CT scan, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to discuss this option with you further and answer any questions you may have.
What is a CAT Scan?
A computerized tomography (CT) scan is a special type of x-ray that produces cross-sectional images of the body. CT scans are often used to detect abnormalities such as tumors, infections, or broken bones.
A CT scan is performed by placing the patient on a table that slides into the center of a large x-ray machine. The x-ray beam rotates around the patient, and multiple images are taken at different angles. These images are then reconstructed by a computer to create a three-dimensional image of the inside of the body.
CT scans are generally safe and well tolerated by patients. However, because they use ionizing radiation, there is always a small risk of cancer from exposure to CT scans.
How is a CAT Scan used in Veterinary Medicine?
A CAT scan, or computerized tomography, is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to produce cross-sectional images, or slices, of the body. This type of imaging provides detailed information about the internal organs and structures of the body.
CAT scans are often used to diagnose problems with the bones, muscles, and other tissues. They can also be used to detect tumors, cysts, or other abnormalities. In veterinary medicine, CAT scans are most commonly used on animals who have suffered trauma, such as a car accident.
CAT scans are painless and safe for both humans and animals. The procedure is typically quick, taking only 10-15 minutes. Animals may be sedated during the procedure to keep them calm and still.
What are the benefits of a CAT scan?
There are many benefits of a CAT scan for both you and your pet. A CAT scan can provide a more detailed image than an X-ray, which can help your veterinarian make a more accurate diagnosis. In addition, a CAT scan can help to identify issues that may not be visible on an X-ray, such as tumors or areas of inflammation.
A CAT scan can also be used to monitor the progress of conditions such as cancer or heart disease. By tracking the changes in the size and location of lesions over time, your veterinarian can tailor your pet’s treatment plan to best meet their needs.
How does the CAT scanner work?
The CAT scanner is a large, doughnut-shaped machine that surrounds the animal. The table the animal rests on slides into the machine. X-rays are passed through the body from different angles and produce images of slices of the body. A computer processes these images and produces a three-dimensional image of the inside of the body. This image can be viewed on a screen or printed out on film.
What are the risks of a CAT scan?
There are several risks associated with CAT scans, including:
• Allergic reactions to the contrast dye used during the scan
• Kidney damage from the dye
• Radiation exposure from the scan itself
• Increased risk of cancer from the radiation exposure
• Pain or discomfort from lying still for the duration of the scan
If you are a pet owner, it is important to be aware of the different medical procedures that your vet may recommend for your animal. A VetCAT scan is one such procedure that can be used to create a 3D image of your pet’s internal organs. This information can then be used to diagnose any problems that your pet may be having. While this type of scan does require sedation, it is generally considered to be safe and effective. If you think that your pet may benefit from a VetCAT scan, talk to your veterinarian today.