We can hardly imagine performing demanding treatments in modern veterinary medicine without the use of advanced imaging techniques, such as CT.
Computed tomography (CT) has been used in human medicine for decades and is becoming a standard of care for several procedures also in veterinary medicine. A CT scan is a non-invasive imaging technique indicated when other, simpler and less costly imaging techniques, such as x-ray or ultrasound, do not provide enough information to establish a diagnosis for your animal.
A CT scan is most commonly used in dogs and cats with head and neck (maxillofacial region, temporomandibular joint, nose, throat, ears, sinuses, and brain) diseases or trauma, with trauma and diseases of bones and joints as well as lungs and other internal organs. A CT scan is of utmost importance in oncology patients to aid in the visualisation of the local extent of tumours and the regional and distal metastatic spread of cancer. Without a CT scan, it is literally impossible to accurately plan surgical procedure and/or radiotherapy. Contrast agents are often used to better visualise the tissues of interest.
The hospital has a 128 slice Hitachi Scenaria Computed Tomography, currently Hitachi's state-of-the-art technology for human and veterinary medicine.
The Computed Tomograph Hitachi Scenaria 128 we have in use is an instrumentation that allows a extremely fast execution of exams, which are performed with very short anesthesia or even without anesthesia, in selected cases where contraindicated, maintaining a very high diagnostic quality of the images.
The 128-layer CT available at the Animal Hospital Postojna introduces in veterinary practice advanced possibilities and studies such as angiography, high-resolution cardiac scanning and coronary angiography