CT (Computerized Tomography) Scan
CT scans are computer enhanced pet x-ray procedures most often used to evaluate complex parts of the body, such as the head, chest, some joints and various internal organs. CT scans show different levels of tissue density, and produce more detailed images than x-rays including three dimensional reconstructions of the scanned areas. CT scans are excellent for bony structures and very good for many soft tissue areas. Acquisition time is very fast. Some soft tissue areas like the brain and some abdominal structures are better viewed with an MRI, however MRI takes longer to perform, thus requiring a longer period of anesthesia. Whether digital radiographs, CT scanning, or MRI, we are happy to provide the diagnostic imaging your pet needs.
Pets must be sedated for this procedure because they cannot be restrained by humans and must remain still during the procedure. The scanner takes a series of x-rays from various angles and the computer uses these cans to create cross-sectional and 3D images of the body part being examined.
How much does a CT Scan cost?
The all inclusive fee is $850.00. If contrast is required the fee is $1,050.00
- Intake Physical Examination
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
- I.V. Catheter
- I.V. Fluids
- Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
- Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
- Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
- CT Scan Procedure (with or without contrast)
- Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
- Post-procedure recovery monitoring
- Review and Report