CT scanners have been used on animals for many years now. It has also gained significant popularity in veterinary medicine for its efficient use in the diagnosis of medical conditions in pets. Effective diagnosis can be made due to high-quality images produced by the newest scanners. It can also help with determining the best practices to treat pets. The biggest advantage is that CT scanners have grown in affordability to be used for veterinary practices. However, before the purchase, there are a few factors to consider.
CT scanners have many uses for patients, a few of which include:
- Patients with lung, nasal, or ear diseases.
- Screening the lungs for cancer before surgery.
- Orthopedic conditions.
- Best for pet patients that can’t receive MRI scans due to metal implants.
- Tissue sampling can be done, especially within the thorax.
Conventional or Computed Tomography?
Conventional radiographs can be used on animals. However, there are a few disadvantages that come with the use:
- Conventional radiographs produce 3D images as 2D which makes it difficult to make a diagnosis.
- Superimposition of overlying tissues on the images.
- The inability to distinguish between fluids and soft tissues.
- Computed Tomographic images can perform better for pet patients and provide advantages such as:
- 3D view of the internal structure of the body.
- Can distinguish between soft tissue and fluids in the body.
Once it has been determined that a CT scanner is the best choice for the veterinary practices, it is essential to then identify which CT scanner would be right for the facility.
Additionally, another thing to consider is to determine whether the facility would be purchasing brand new systems or used and refurbished CT scanners. If you’re looking for the best place to purchase your used and refurbished medical imaging equipment such as GE CT scanners, OEM X-ray systems, or even GE MRI machines for sale at the best prices, contact Amber USA! Amber USA guarantee high-quality equipment and the best service for customers!