Computed Tomography (CT)
Allows us to provide the highest quality imaging available and to interpret conditions of the skull, nasal passages, sinus cavities and cervical vertebrae of adult horses, as well as for dental problems. Using this equipment, we also will be able to undertake full body evaluation of young foals.
CT technology uses very small x-ray beams from many different angles around the body (called a slice) that are transmitted to a computer programme, which produces an image of the highest quality. The tissue images show up on the computer screen as black, white and shades of grey (called the grey scale). The amount of grey shown indicates the ability of different tissues to absorb the x-ray beam, helping to identify normal and abnormal tissue. We utilise the CT service of the Royal Veterinary College to provide this technology for our patients