Computed Tomography (CT)
CT uses x-rays to acquire cross-sectional images of the area being scanned. Advantages of CT over radiography include better contrast between tissues and there is no superimposition of structures. These advantages allow for improved diagnostic capabilities over radiographs. Several uses for CT include evaluation of nasal disease, intervertebral disc disease, developmental orthopedic disease such as elbow dysplasia, pulmonary metastatic cancer, and brain. Our on-site CT scanner is a Toshiba Aquilion 4-slice scanner. It is located in the Mimi and Russell Gaines Diagnostic and Imaging Unit. A 64-slice, multi-row GE Lightspeed CT scanner is available at Veterinary Neurology and Imaging in Starkville.