CT Scans and Fluoroscopy Now Available at Crown
Crown Veterinary Specialists is pleased to announce that it is one of the few animal hospitals in New Jersey to add on-site, high-definition Computed Tomography, also known as CT scan or CAT scan, and high-resolution Fluoroscopy to its state-of-the-art imaging services for veterinary professionals and pet patients.
Crown’s Vimago™ is one of the most advanced imaging devices available today, and engineered specifically for pets, not humans. This innovative tool will allow our veterinary specialists to diagnose medical conditions that would otherwise require invasive surgery and with 80% less radiation exposure to our patients than conventional CT scans.
CT scanners provide high-definition cross sectional imaging and 3-D images to view inside the body, allowing us to better see bone problems and changes to particular organs with increased precision. CT scans will provide a convenient diagnostic resource for our partnering veterinarians, as well as in-house, life-saving diagnostic images for critical emergency and trauma situations. Better surgical planning will also be possible.
Fluoroscopy is a tool that allows us to use X-rays to see internal body parts in motion to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions encountered in pets. This technology enables us to diagnose problems that may not be visible with a single still image and opens the door for interventional procedures that would not otherwise be possible.
Common CT Applications:
Better fracture modeling
Bone disease assessment
Lung evaluation for tumors
Lung evaluation for pneumonia
Urinary pathway problems
Common Fluoroscopy Applications:
Tracheal problems like collapse
Placing of tracheal stents
Placing of urethral stents
Assist feeding tube/catheter placement
Diaphragm movement disorders
---and so many more applications and conditions.
The addition of a CT scanner and fluoroscope augment Crown’s advanced suite of diagnostic and imaging services including in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopy.
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