CT, or Computed Tomography scanning is a diagnostic tool that is used to study various parts of your pet’s body, such as organs, bones, muscles or other internal tissue.

In the Singapore veterinary scene, CT scanners are not common, and we are pleased to be one of the few hospitals in Singapore that are able to provide in-house animal CT scanning. Having an in-house CT scanner gives us greater accuracy in diagnosing and providing greater information in treating your pet with the appropriate options.

When Are CT Scans Used?

Vets that perform CT imaging typically study the internal anatomy in high-resolution and great detail, outperforming other methods such as radiography or ultrasound. As such, CT scans are an ideal method for staging cancer in pets and diagnosing complex orthopaedic conditions or dental abscesses.

The results of the CT scan will also help our vets plan the surgical approach and shorten the time spent on surgery. With pinpoint precision provided by the results, our vets will be able to perform any operations required safely and accurately, without needing to spend too much time with your pet on anaesthesia.

Case Study – Cat with Locked Jaw

The cat in this CT 3D reconstruction video was suffering from a locked jaw, with severe bone adhesion of the jaw onto the facial bone. This means that the cat was prevented from opening its jaw. The CT scan allowed for accurate diagnosis of this condition and helped the vet plan for appropriate and precise surgical treatment of the area.

FAQs
Are there any side effects to undergoing a CT scan?
How do you determine if my pet requires a CT scan?
Will my pet have to undergo anaesthesia during a CT scan?