Sometimes we are unable to determine from a physical examination what may be troubling your pet. This can be frustrating to you and uncomfortable for your pet. When this happens, VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona uses state-of-the-art noninvasive imaging practices to help diagnose many pet illnesses and injuries. Our specialists work with off site radiologists to correlate diagnostic imaging findings with other examinations and tests to help in the diagnosis of many disease conditions. We are committed to providing optimal care to our patients using state of the art veterinary diagnostic imaging. We can provide outpatient imaging services for veterinarians through our emergency department.
Our specialists work with board certified radiologists available through telemedicine. A board-certified radiologist reads all radiographs taken.
CT scans allow visualizations of internal organs and soft tissues that are often not detectable with routine X-rays. X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a medical imaging method employing tomography created by computer processing. Digital geometry processing is used to generate a three-dimensional image of the inside of your pet's body from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation. CT gives tremendous insight and accuracy into the diagnosis of nasal and pulmonary disease, as well as helping us to plan surgery.
X-rays and CT scans help our veterinarians evaluate: