Accurate diagnostic imaging is at the centre of effective patient care. The Animal Imaging Centre at Croft Veterinary Hospital has a magnificent range of the most up to date diagnostic imaging including Radiography (X-rays), Ultrasound (including colour flow Doppler and M-mode), Computerised tomography (CT or CAT scanner) and a range of fibre-optic “Scopes”. Imaging equipment is integrated with a powerful PACS based IT system which makes high-definition digital images available instantly around the hospital.
With two dedicated radiography rooms the Animal Imaging Centre has the capacity and expertise to perform more time consuming interventional radiographic studies like myelography, IVU, portal venography etc without interrupting the flow of the more “routine” radiographic case-load.
A dedicated ultrasound suite allows careful ultrasound examinations to be made using our modern colour flow Doppler ultrasound imaging equipment.
Available to our clinicians without restriction and at any time of the day and night is a multi slice spiral CT scanner – hugely impressive machine capable of producing three-dimensional images of any part of the body in a matter of seconds. Hugely useful in the diagnosis of abdominal and thoracic lesions, CT is outstanding in the investigation of nasal and middle ear disease. The powerful computing behind the scanner provides the facility to produce 3 dimensional reconstructions – an invaluable tool in the management of complex spinal, pelvic and skull fractures. Similarly, the lack of pixilation and the extremely high definition of images produced by CT is a powerful tool in the diagnosis of brain and spinal cord trauma and disease the Animal Imaging Centre uses a dedicated mobile MRI service giving our clinicians, and their patients, regular access to high-definition wide field magnetic resonance imaging.