How Can Computed Tomography Improve The Quality Of My Veterinary Work?
14th December, 2022 16h48
Modern multislice computed tomography works quickly and precisely. This indispensable diagnostic instrument has brought veterinary medicine a long way and has since taken diagnostics and treatment options to another level.
Depending on the indication, targeted slice images of the examined region are produced just within a few seconds to minutes. These images open up an overlapping-free and very detailed view into various tissue and organ structures of the patient. Furthermore, it also allows a three-dimensional image representation through subsequent reconstructions.
The possibility of the variable focus on different body structures also enables an inside view into areas that are otherwise difficult to access diagnostically, such as the pelvis and structures of the head, including the nasal passages and brain.
Thanks to these detailed diagnostics, targeted therapy plans can then be created and measures such as biopsies or surgeries can be performed immediately afterwards.
Remarkable advantages for the veterinary practice
- significant progress and improvement in diagnostics and therapy
- further treatment planning (e.g. biopsies, surgical decision and surgical or therapeutic
- avoidance of invasive procedures
- support in prognostics (e.g. preoperative metastasis screening)
- Improvement in the management of the emergency patient by rapid assessment, directly impacting the decision for further measures
- additional confidence by the second opinion of a radiologist
- increase in patient volume due to expansion of service offerings
- optimal utilization of existing staff expertise
- fulfillment of increasing owner demand on diagnostics and therapy - fulfillment of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty
- increasing overall reputation of the clinic or practice and retention of patients by avoiding referrals
Accordingly, the use of computed tomography scanners is no longer limited to individual referral hospitals, but has long since become an established part of veterinary medicine.
The acquisition of a CT can be of great advantage for your practice or clinic.
From our own experience we recommend you to carefully take your time to consider the
purchase as hasty, unexplored decisions could lead to unsuitable selections.
We would also like to recommend reading the following article “Are you prepared to implement a CT modality in your practice?”
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