Diagnostic imaging on your doorstep
Brentknoll Veterinary Centre are leading the way in diagnostic imaging in Worcestershire, with their newest investment; a 64 slice Toshiba Aquillon CT scanner.
Our scanning facilities are available 7 days a week and are a permanent fixture, unlike some visiting mobile units used at other practices.
CT (computerised tomography) has huge advantages to traditional imaging techniques like X-Rays and Ultrasound including;
- High speed – A 64 slice machine takes more images (or slices) per second and is more comparable to the high quality machines used in human medicine, when compared to a 16 slice CT scanner which is more common in the veterinary industry.
- The higher number of slices provides higher resolution images which allows us to create real-life, 3-D illustrations of animal anatomy. These structures provide fantastic detail; meaning improvements in diagnosis and treatment planning are possible.
- The 64-slice CT scanner gathers more information in less time, therefore exposing the animal to less radiation than the smaller slice scan machines. Less radiation is, of course, always the safest option.
What Cases benefit from CT scanning?
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Spinal disease including lumbosacral disease
- Nasal and Airway disease
- Pulmonary and mediastinal disease
- Peri-Ocular disease
- Middle Ear disease
- Some musculo-skeletal problems
- Fracture management
- Portosystemic shunts
- Abdominal and thoracic neoplasia
- Oncology – establishing tumour margins and metastatic disease
The above are just a few examples where CT greatly aids diagnosis; however CT is an incredibly powerful tool and provides valuable information for a very wide variety of disorders that conventional systems can not reveal easily.
Arrange a referral to our CT department
Do you have a case that could benefit from a CT scan? We offer appointments on both a first opinion and referral basis.
If you would like to learn more about our referral services please visit our referral website here and complete the referral form, alternatively call and speak to our referrals nurse on 01905 355938.