CT - Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT) has been a frequently used diagnostic imaging technique in human medicine for several decades and is also becoming an essential diagnostic method in veterinary medicine.

CT scanning is often recommended as a non-invasive diagnostic tool when other imaging techniques, such as X-rays and ultrasound, fail to provide an accurate diagnosis.

CT scans are frequently used in dogs and cats to identify injuries and illnesses affecting the head and neck, including the maxillofacial regions, temporomandibular joint, nose, throat, ears, sinuses, and brain. CT is also useful in assessing injuries and illnesses of the skeletal system and joints, as well as diagnosing conditions affecting the lungs and abdominal organs.

CT imaging is an important tool used in oncology to help visualize tumors and their surrounding tissue involvement. It is also useful for detecting metastases. This makes it invaluable when planning surgical procedures or radiation therapy. Contrast agents are often used during examinations to improve the visibility of certain structures.

To ensure the most advanced diagnostic results we utilize state-of-the-art technology for CT imaging equipment, Hitachi Scenaria.

MR - magnetic resonance

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been a widely used imaging technique in human medicine for several decades and is becoming an indispensable diagnostic method in veterinary medicine.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are two of the most advanced diagnostic imaging methods used in both human and veterinary medicine.

MRI is a safe and non-invasive imaging technique  that provides a comprehensive view of structures, including the brain and spinal cord.

MRI technology is a widely used imaging method in pediatric medicine because it does not use ionizing radiation, unlike X-rays and CT scans. 

Although radiation is less significant in veterinary medicine, MRI has become a popular imaging method due to its exceptional resolution of nervous and musculoskeletal structures. Today, MRI is the gold standard for imaging the brain and spinal cord, replacing increasingly invasive methods from the past.

Common diseases that can be diagnosed with MRI include intervertebral disc herniations, brain tumors, inflammatory diseases, strokes, brain and spinal cord trauma, brain malformations, and cruciate ligament disease.

We use the most advanced high-tech equipment, Hitachi Aperto Lucent 0.4 T

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Digital radiography

X-ray imaging is a commonly used diagnostic tool to examine hard body tissues like bones, joints, and teeth. trdih telesnih tkiv, kot so kosti, sklepi in zobje.

It provides accurate results when examining the chest, abdominal cavities, and other internal organs."cavities, and other internal organs.

Many oral and dental lesions can only be adequately diagnosed and treated with appropriate imaging diagnostic information obtained through digital dental X-rays and CT scans. This enhances the level of dental patient care, increases pet owners' acceptance of proposed treatment recommendations, and allows for assessment of treatment success.

Dental imaging diagnostics are an integral part of everyday practice in treating dental patients and are indispensable in treating periodontal diseases (gum diseases), tooth resorptions, pulp diseases (endodontic tooth diseases), retained deciduous teeth, and missing teeth. For diagnosing jaw fractures, oral tumors, temporomandibular joint diseases, and evaluating defects of the hard and soft palate, Animal Hospital Postojna employs more advanced and precise imaging diagnostics, most commonly CT (computer tomography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).