Service Update

NEW COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT), WITH IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY, NOW AT MASS VET

We are excited to announce the addition of our new 64-slice Toshiba Aquilion CT Scanner to the array of diagnostic modalities available at Mass Vet. This new CT scanner has advanced technology that allows for isotropic resolution which gives us the same resolution in all planes, advanced 3D modeling with more images per scan, and eliminates stair step appearance to the edges of structures.

Our new scanner also allows us to scan an average patient in less than 20 seconds. This means patients can be examined without general anesthesia. Most require some sedation, but critical cases can be performed without.

Why Should you Consider a CT Scan for your Client?
  • Compared to conventional radiography,CT has superior contrast special resolution and provides excellent detail of bone and soft tissues.
  • CT is more sensitive for bone lysis and is instrumental for early detection of aggressive nasal or bone disease.
  • CT is preferred for evaluating complex structures such as the skull, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, middle ear, spine and pelvis that are often superimposed in radiographs.
  • CT is ideal for the evaluation of complex joints such as the elbow or tarsus for developmental disease or fractures.
  • CT is routinely used for characterizing pulmonary disease, detection of metastases, and evaluation of mediastinal, cervical, or abdominal masses that encroach on vital vascular or neural structures.
  • Intravenous contrast can be administered to evaluate lesions, portosystemic shunts, and ectopic ureters that may not be clearly defined with ultrasound examination.

We are excited to be able to offer your patients this new technological advancement here at Mass Vet and welcome your calls to discuss specific cases with our specialists. Thank you for your continued support and the trust that you place in all of us here at Mass Vet.