Cone-beam CT Scanner

Our NewTom 5G cone-beam CT scanner—one of just a few machines of its kind in the country—provides more detailed, higher quality 3-D digital scans making the diagnosis process quicker, less invasive and safer for the patient, and more affordable for the pet owner.

3-D cone-beam scans can be completed in less than 18 seconds, and can be performed while the patient is sedated (which is especially important in critical and geriatric pets unable to endure anesthesia) or under full anesthesia. Time under anesthesia is usually under 20 minutes, significantly shorter than the average time under anesthesia required for a traditional
CT scan.

Cone-beam scanners use a cone-shaped beam that rotates around a patient and records images in multiple planes (slices of information) at one time creating extremely detailed, 3-dimensional views that make the the diagnosis process more precise. Traditional CT scanners only record one plane (slice of information) at a time, so it takes more time to create images with less detail.

Cone-beam scanners are especially helpful when diagnosing fractures, bony abnormalities, brain tumors/defects, arthritis, and many more conditions. 

Conditions CT is Helpful In Diagnosing/ Evaluating:

  • Tooth Root Abscess
  • Fractured Jaw
  • Skull Fracture
  • Fractured Coronoid Process
  • Un-united Anconeal Process
  • Nasal Tumors and Fistulas
  • Neoplasia of the bones
  • Extent of arthritis in stifles and elbows and hips
  • Planning for orthopedic procedures
  • Diagnosing lung abnormalities
  • IVDD and spinal cord injuries
  • Intestinal foreign bodies (after  x-ray and ultrasound)
  • Seizures
  • Chronic otitis
  • Chronic nasal discharge
  • Neurologic deficits
  • Oral masses
  • Kidney structure and contrast uptake
  • Bladder study
  • Pulmonary metastasis check
  • Heart base tumor evaluation
  • Angiography to diagnose portosystemic shunts