CT Scanning

Village Vet leads the way in diagnostic imaging in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

CT (computerised tomography) has huge advantages to traditional imaging techniques like X-rays and ultrasound, including:

The higher number of slices provides higher resolution images, allowing us to create real-life, 3-D illustrations of animal anatomy. These structures provide incredible detail, meaning improvements in diagnosis and treatment planning are possible.

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 musculoskeletal 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.