Deciding when a CT is necessary for your patients can be a difficult question to answer. Please use these as basic guidelines and always feel free to call NWVI to discuss the specific needs for your patient. We will help you decide whether CT or other imaging modalities such as MRI are appropriate to answer your specific clinical questions.
The advanced diagnostic technique of ultrasound has become a standard of care in veterinary medicine. The speed and accuracy of results frequently outweigh the client and patient stress, expense, and pain of more invasive diagnostics and surgery. When combined with various minimally-invasive biopsy techniques, a diagnosis can be safely and accurately determined in most cases.
All examinations and procedures are performed by our board-certified radiologists.
Thinking of transitioning to digital imaging?
Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding such a switch. There are two basic categories of digital systems, CR and DR. CR technology typically uses a plate, requiring a processing step while DR creates instantaneous images. Thus, there is a difference in time to produce an image but not necessarily in quality. Processing of CR images is usually faster then processing plain films and the decision to choose DR or CR may be based on cost (CR is usually less expensive) and the number of radiographs obtained per day (instantaneous images may make more sense for busier practices). We would be happy to discuss options for equipment and suppliers with you.