Computed tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT) is a diagnostic procedure that, by means of ionizing radiations (X rays), allows to reproduce body sections of the patient on a dedicated computer.

Modern helical CT allows to get very thin sections of the patient; all sections can be used to reconstruct images in every desired plane and also in three-dimensions.

Even if it is a non invasive procedure, in veterinary medicine CTs are always perfomed under general anaesthesia to obtain images of high quality. Using the latest generation CTs we need only few seconds/minutes to complete the exam. In addition, they allow images with very good contrast among tissues, much better than using conventional x-rays.

CT is the best procedure for the evaluation of skeletal structures, lungs and abdominal organs; for this reason it is used in many branches of medicine.

 

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