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Pet CT/CAT Scans

CT/CAT Scans combine multiple X-ray images to capture images of your pet's internal systems. Our board-certified radiologist in Fort Pierce interprets these images so treatment can be planned.

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What are veterinary CT/CAT Scans?

CT/CAT (computed tomography) Scans combine X-ray imaging and computer technology to allow veterinarians to identify and diagnose various diseases and disorders in a cat's or dog's body. 

In the past few decades, CT has become an essential diagnostic imaging tool in veterinary medicine, and at our Fort Pierce animal hospital.

It was historically used to capture images of the brain but CT now evolved to allow us to study all the areas in your pet's body, including the skull, spine, nasal cavity, abdominal organs, musculoskeletal system, thorax and extra-thoracic structures. 

CT/CAT Scans at Sunrise City Animal Hospital

What is the difference between CT/CAT Scans and X-Rays?

CT/CAT Scans provide far more detail than traditional X-rays and are important tools in surgical planning for liver tumors, pulmonary tumors, cancers and other conditions. They can tell us the precise location of the tumor and help minimize surgery time.

CT/CAT Scans at Sunrise City Animal Hospital

How do CT/CAT Scans work for pets?

CT/CAT Scans combine multiple X-Ray images to generate cross-sectional views and/or 3D images of your pet's internal organs.

This fast, painless and safe X-Ray procedure allows for detailed visualization of bone, lungs, cartilage and soft tissue structures. 

Your pet will likely need to be sedated or anesthetized to ensure high-quality diagnostic results.

These images can then be interpreted to identify abnormalities and recommend appropriate medical surgery, therapy or other effective treatments.

New Patients Welcome

Sunrise City Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Fort Pierce companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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