Here at Rogers, Brock & Barker we are delighted that we can now provide CT scanning as part of our service to our clients. A mobile CT scanner supplied by Burgess Diagnostics will be visiting our Longton branch every four weeks. This service allows us to continue to provide your pets with the most up to date diagnostic care possible without the need to be referred to a specialist veterinary hospital.
The mobile CT scanner will next be visiting our Longton surgery on 17th December 2018 and every four weeks thereafter. We would like to advise our clients that on the CT visiting days you may find that areas of our large car park will be cordoned off to allow the lorry space to manoeuvre into position. We would like to reassure our clients that we will do our best to ensure that there is still plenty of parking available.
What is a CT scan?
Computed Tomography or CT is a clinical imaging procedure which uses X-rays to produce a cross-sectional or ‘slice’ image of the inside of the body. The process can show bones, as well as the surrounding soft tissues, such as muscle and blood vessels with great clarity.
Why use CT over X-ray?
X-rays create a two dimensional image of a complicated, three dimensional structure. CT scans are like a 3D X-ray, taking a picture of a structure from all angles, allowing more detailed and accurate images to be made. In addition, tissues that do not show up well on a traditional X-ray, are more visible on a CT scan, allowing a vet to use this method to examine different areas that they otherwise would not be able to.
If you believe that your pet would benefit from a CT scan, please contact the surgery on 01782 319847 to book an appointment with one of our veterinary surgeons.
If you would like to find out more about CT scanning, please visit the Burgess pet owners page.