CT Scan or Computer Tomography Scan
CT scan is an X-ray technique where a computer is used to reconstruct cross-sectional images of the animal in the scanner. CT provides invaluable information for surgical planning of many spinal disorders. CT also allows for detailed visualization of bone, cartilage, lungs, and large soft tissue structures. Another benefit of CT scan is that an image can be obtain faster compared with MRI and is often used to quickly diagnose intervertebral disc herniations. Our hospital is equipped with a multi-slice CT machine, which is special because it allows the system to simultaneously collect data at different slice locations.