HT Vista lumps and bumps cancer screening
Here at Village Vet London, we have invested in the HT Vista, an artificial intelligence skin cancer screening device. Sadly, half of dogs over 10 years develop cancer, and 1/3 of those cancers are skin-related. Catching cancer early means a better prognosis, which is why we want to introduce this new technology to our dog owners. The device is safe to use on the skin and is well tolerated by patients. No-needles give instant results, are good value for money and are highly accurate.
The HT Vista is the first artificial intelligence skin cancer screening device for dogs, performed by vets and nurses. It is a 40-second scan with no needles; the results take two minutes. In order to conduct the scan we will need to clip the fur around the area that will be scanned.
The HT Vista uses heat diffusion imaging technology (HDI) to determine if a mass is most likely benign or requires further investigation. The device heats the lump by 6 degrees and is left to cool. The device then monitors the thermal activity and special features of the tissue. The data is sent to an artificial intelligence program for analysis, and results are returned in two minutes.
The device can do this as different types of skin react differently when heated. For example, healthy skin maintains temperature well and unhealthy does not. This is because healthy and unhealthy skin have different structures, metabolism, and blood supply.
Your dog’s mass will receive a score between 1-10 and a percentage of how likely it is to be benign. For example, a 10 HDI score is suggestive that the mass is 99% benign, and a 4 HDI score is suggestive that it is 89% benign. The vet will discuss the results and the follow-up that may be required once the results have come through.
If you find a lump on your dog, book in with our team today. We can discuss your options, perform the 40-second scan and devise a plan that works for you.
HT Vista is currently available at the below practices call us to book an appointment today:
Village Vet Garden Suburb – 020 8444 2644
Village Vet Maida Vale – 020 7289 1000
Village Vet Potters Bar – 017 0764 5089
Village Vet Primrose Hill – 020 7586 8806
Village Vet St Johns Wood – 020 7372 7077
How does the appointment work?
Will the device hurt my dog or affect the lump if it is cancer?
What if a mass gets a score between 5 and 10?
What if a mass gets a score between 1 and 4.
My dog has a lump on his eye and foot pad. Can we scan it?
My dog has a lump on his testicle. Can we scan it?
My dog’s lump is ulcerated, can it be scanned?
Does the size of the mass matter?
The mass can be a minimum of 0.5cm.