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General Indications:

There are many and wide and varied indications for CT scanning in the veterinary patient.

Some general indications include, but are not limited to:

  • Any oncologic disease
  • Metastatic screening
  • Suspicion of occult disease/neoplastic disease
  • Draining sinus tracts
  • suspected foreign bodies

Indications for CT imaging of the Musculoskeletal System and Spine

  • Vertebral abnormalities/malformations
  • Discospondylitis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Pelvic and Sacral fractures
  • Tarsal osteochondrosis
  • Bone tumours
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Angular limb deformities

Indications for CT imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis

  • Body wall masses
  • Liver masses
  • Portosystemic shunts (liver shunts)
  • Abdominal lymph nodes
  • Abdominal masses of unknown origin
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Complicated or unresolved pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic masses
  • Insulinoma
  • Adrenal masses
  • Ureteral calculi
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Renal masses
  • Retroperitoneal effusion or masses
  • Intrapelvic masses

Indications for CT imaging of the Thorax

  • Pleuritis
  • Diaphragmatic disease
  • Rib masses
  • Sternal masses
  • Pulmonary metastatic disease
  • Unresolved pleural effusion
  • Investigation of mediastinal effusion
  • Investigation of pneumomediastinum
  • Unresolved spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Lung tumours
  • Tracheobronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Lung Lobe torsion
  • Alveolar and interstitial lung disease

Indications for CT imaging with Head and Neck:

  • Nasal disease
  • Orbital/peri-ocular swellings and masses
  • Difficulties opening mouth
  • Facial swellings and masses
  • Head trauma
  • Dental disease
  • Ear disease
  • Skull masses
  • Stick injuries
  • Thyroid masses
  • Neck swellings
  • Interscapular fibrosarcoma
  • Brachial plexus tumours and avulsion injuries