Computed Tomography (CT) uses x-rays to create cross-sectional images or “slices” of a patient’s anatomy. These slices provide much more information than traditional x-ray images. Royal Vista Veterinary Specialists is excited to offer CT scans with our state of the art VimagoTM High Definition 3D Scanner. The VimagoTM CT Scanner is quick, uses less radiation, and creates 3D images.

What is a Pet CT Scan

CT can be used to evaluate nearly all parts of the body, making it an invaluable tool for diagnosing disease or injury and planning surgical procedures. The 3D images created by the VimagoTM CT Scanner give our board-certified surgeons detailed information on joint injuries, arthritis, fractures, spinal disease or injury, and chest and abdominal masses. They also allow our internal medicine specialists to quickly assess nasal disease in patients with chronic sneezing, nasal discharge, bleeding from the nose, and/or upper airway congestion. Additionally, fluoroscopic examinations can be done with the VimagoTM CT Scanner. Fluoroscopy creates real-time moving x-ray images that are used to diagnose collapsing trachea and swallowing disorders.

A CT scan is painless and takes only seconds to complete. Therefore, most orthopedic CT scans at RVVS are conducted without the use of anesthesia. Non-anesthetic procedures pose less risk to the patient and are more affordable for pet owners. Patients are sedated so that they remain still for the CT scan but are awake and ready to go home within a few hours. RVVS is happy to offer CT through internal medicine and surgical referral or as an outpatient service. Every CT scan is submitted to a board-certified radiologist for interpretation.

 

Computed Tomography Pricing

All prices listed include the interpretation from a veterinary radiologist specialist.

 

CT Scan Orthopedic (including nasal/skull)………………………………………………… $650*

Anesthetic CT Scan for patients weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kgs)………………….. $990*

Anesthetic CT Scan for patients weighing more that 55 pounds (25 kgs)………………….$1200*

CT Scan of Additional Site…………………………………………………………………… $250

 

*The price for CT scans does not include pre-anesthetic bloodwork or radiopaque contrast that may be necessary for some CT scans. Bloodwork is necessary to ensure that a patient is healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia. RVVS welcomes clients to use recent bloodwork from their primary veterinarian. The radiopaque contrast, a special dye that lights up under x-rays, is charged according to the weight of the patient.

Computed Tomography Pricing

All prices listed include the interpretation from a veterinary radiologist specialist.

 

CT Scan Orthopedic (including nasal/skull)……………………………………………………….. $650*

 

Anesthetic CT Scan for patients weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kgs)…………………..$990*

 

Anesthetic CT Scan for patients weighing more that 55 pounds (25 kgs)…………………$1200*

 

CT Scan of Additional Site……………………………………………………………………………….$250

 

*The price for CT scans does not include pre-anesthetic bloodwork or radiopaque contrast that may be necessary for some CT scans. Bloodwork is necessary to ensure that a patient is healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia. RVVS welcomes clients to use recent bloodwork from their primary veterinarian. The radiopaque contrast, a special dye that lights up under x-rays, is charged according to the weight of the patient.