Magnolia Animal Hospital Provides CT Scans
Computerized tomography, or CT scans, are a valuable diagnostic tool that can help identify internal issues your pet may have efficiently and without pain or invasive measures. We make use of this valuable resource to help quickly diagnose issues that may have been bothering your pet, but are hard to find in a typical exam. Many people do not realize this technology is available for their furry family members at their local animal hospital.
Frequently Asked Questions about CT Scans for Pets
Can a CT scan cause harm?
The CT scan itself does not pose any risks for your pet and the information gleaned from the scan can save your pet's life.
How long does a CT scan take?
A typical animal CT Scan takes around ten to fifteen minutes to perform.
How do you get an animal to stay still for a CT Scan?
Some animals are calm enough to allow a CT scan to be performed. More active pets may be given a mild sedative to help them hold still.
When does a pet need a CT scan?
There are many situations that may call for a CT scan. Dental care and treatment of abscesses, sinus infections, nasal disease, head trauma, ear infections, orthopedic issues, and cancer are all situations where a vet may call for a CT scan.
If our veterinarian here at Magnolia Animal Hospital orders a CT Scan during your pet's visit, know that this is a common diagnostic test and is no cause for alarm. Your pet will be in caring, professional hands through the whole process.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Pet's Next Appointment
Magnolia Animal Hospital serves Raleigh and the surrounding areas with comprehensive veterinary services. If you are searching for a veterinarian for your pet who has access to the best diagnostic tools in the area, call us today at (919) 873-9190.