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We are proud to offer cutting-edge diagnostic services .

Our facility is equipped with the latest technology, including advanced CT scanning capabilities, to ensure the highest standard of care for your pets.  We are the only veterinary clinic in North Mississippi that offers CT imaging.  Here is a quick little scan of our kitty to give you an idea of what is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our CT scanning service is a game-changer, providing unparalleled insight into the health and well-being of your furry friends. Using advanced imaging techniques, our experienced veterinary team can obtain detailed, cross-sectional images of your pet's anatomy with exceptional clarity and precision and create 3D images.  This is like Star Trek stuff!   This allows us to accurately diagnose a wide range of conditions, from neurological disorders to orthopedic injuries.

At our veterinary hospital, we understand that every pet is unique, which is why we prioritize personalized care tailored to their specific needs. Whether your pet requires a CT scan for diagnostic purposes or pre-operative planning, you can trust that they will receive compassionate and comprehensive care every step of the way.

When your pet is sick or injured, you want to find out the cause and extent of the problem as soon as possible. Advanced imaging techniques, like CT scans, are a valuable diagnostic tool for these situations. However, this type of technology hasn’t always been available for pets. 

 

PRICING:

April thru December during our initial learning curve - $700.  After January 1st it will be $1200. 

 

All CT scans  are sent out to a specialist for interpretation.

Also included in the price price is:

  • Sedation or Full Anesthesia

  • CT Scan +/- Contrast

  • Interpretation by a specialist, if needed.

CT scans for humans and pets are quite similar except your pet won't sit still long enough to get the scan, so they must be under anesthesia. 

 

Just like us, you’ll want to withhold anything by mouth the day of the procedure, including food, treats, and possibly medications. When you arrive at our facility, your pet will be prepped for the procedure and anesthesia. Rest assured that we will monitor your pet’s condition the entire time they are anesthetized. Once your pet is asleep, the procedure itself takes just about 30 minutes and is totally painless. With prep time, procedure time, and recovery, you can plan on about a 45-minute timeline.

CT scans are generally very safe for pets and can help give pet owners peace of mind knowing that their buddy is getting the best possible care. If you think your pet may benefit from a CT scan, schedule an appointment with us by calling 662-429-3647 . During your visit, you can talk to our veterinarian about whether this is the right option for your furry friend. You may also email us  questions at wefixpets@gmail.com

 

A little More About CT

Computed Tomography (CT), commonly known as a Cat Scan or CT, utilizes x-rays and computer processing to produce detailed cross-sectional images of specific body regions. In veterinary medicine, CT scans are frequently employed for imaging the chest, abdomen, nose, bones, and joints.

How does a CT scan work?

 

CT scanning, often referred to as a CT scan, is invaluable for examining areas such as the lungs, thorax, nasal passages, sinuses, ears, abdomen, and certain orthopedic structures. CT scans are non-invasive and painless.

During the procedure, the animal lies on a table which is slowly moved into the gantry, the section of the machine responsible for scanning. Here, an x-ray tube rotates 360° around the patient, capturing x-rays from various angles to create slices. The number of images acquired depends on the size and location of the suspected issue. Once the computer processes the data, the slices are compiled to generate a three-dimensional image of the pet, eliminating overlapping of organs or tissues.

Why has a CT scan been recommended for my pet?

Pets recommended for a CT scan typically have conditions such as lung disease, metastatic cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, chest cavity masses or tumors, nasal cavity disease, developmental orthopedic issues, spinal or pelvic trauma, or vascular anomalies. CT scans offer superior differentiation between bones and soft tissues compared to conventional x-rays due to their slice-based approach. Additionally, the injection of iodine-based contrast media enhances tissue distinction, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Are there any known complications from a CT scan?

While CT scans are generally safe, they involve ionizing radiation like x-rays. Potential side effects may arise from the injection of iodine-containing contrast, particularly in pets with seizures, kidney, or cardiac conditions. If necessary, alternative contrast types may be used. 

How should I prepare my pet for the CT scan?

 

Pets undergoing CT scans require anesthesia to ensure stillness during the procedure, which typically lasts 30-60 minutes. Preparation involves following fasting instructions provided by the veterinarian and consulting about any ongoing medications.

What should I expect during my pet’s CT scan?

 

Your pet will be anesthetized for approximately 30-60 minutes. Prior to anesthesia, their health status will be assessed, and an intravenous catheter will be placed for fluid administration. Vital signs will be closely monitored throughout and after anesthesia.

What happens to my pet after the CT scan?

 

Post-scan, your pet will be closely monitored until fully recovered. Once able to stand and move safely, they can be discharged. Expect increased urination due to fluid administration during anesthesia. Avoiding stairs and feeding a small meal at home is recommended. General anesthesia effects typically dissipate within 24 hours; contact your veterinarian if concerns persist.

How will I learn the CT scan results?

 

A board-certified veterinary radiologist will review and generate a report based on the CT images. The specialist conducting the procedure will then communicate the findings to you and your veterinarian.

Please fill out the form below, or call us to discuss if CT is right for your pet.

CT Request Form

Thank you for submitting your CT request. We will reach out as quickly as possible.  Please email any pet records you have, or have your regular veterinarian send your pets records to wefixpets@gmail.com

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