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waves

  

Western Australian Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

24 hour/365 days

Emergency

P: 9412 5700

640 Beeliar Drive

Success 6164

  

Emergency

Computed tomography (CT)


CT is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses x-rays and computers to create cross sectional images of structures. One advantage of CT over radiography is the ability to remove superimposition of overlying bone structures. Images can be reconstructed in a variety of planes and 3D reconstructions made of body parts. CT is particularly useful for evaluating bone structures, lungs and for assessing blood vessels by means of intravenous contrast studies.

Computed tomography is currently performed on our GE lightspeed 4 slice CT scanner. 

A patient may be referred for CT to investigate conditions such as:

  • Assessment of bone structures (trauma, complex joints, skull)
  • Spinal disease with or without concurrent myelograms
  • Nasal disease
  • Diseases of the auditory system (ears, middle and inner ear)
  • Thoracic pathology (metastasis, trauma, pleural effusion)
  • Vascular studies (PRAA, portosystemic shunts)
  • Urinary tract (ectopic ureters)

CT can also be used to position biopsy needles into lesions that may not otherwise be accessible. Patients need to be fasted overnight as they will require a general anaesthetic for CT examinations.

  

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WAVES is the newest veterinary referral and emergency facility in Australia. With specialists in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, emergency & critical care and surgery, we aim to provide advanced and comprehensive care for the pets of Perth and WA

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