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Pet CT Scan

East El Paso Animal Hospital provides pet CT scan services, utilizing advanced imaging technology to diagnose and assess your pet’s health. Our experienced team ensures accurate and timely results, prioritizing the well-being of your furry companions.

CT Scan In El Paso, TX

Computed Tomography, or CT, is a process of taking X-rays from different angles. Similar to a traditional X-ray, a computed tomography scan obtains images in “slices” that are reconstructed into three-dimensional models. Unlike the two-dimensional picture an X-ray captures, CT scans allow your veterinarian to see the complete bodily structure. This method of diagnostics can help with conditions such as:

1. Dental disease, such as abscess

2. Head trauma

3. Middle and inner ear disorders

4. Tumors

5. Orthopedic conditions, such as hip dysplasia and joint degeneration

6. Brain or spinal conditions

Dental Exams

At East El Paso Animal Hospital, all dental cleanings include a CT scan of your pet’s head as opposed to individual x-rays of each tooth in your pet’s mouth. This saves more time with a single CT scan lasting about 30 seconds. Meanwhile, tooth X-rays can last as long as 30 minutes, and the images captured may not expose all the areas of concern. A CT scan allows veterinarians to see multiple angles above the gum line where abscesses may reside and for a better look at possible tooth decay.

a x-ray of a dog

Are There Any Side Effects to a CT Scan?

None. While humans who have many CT scans over the course of their lives may develop an increased risk for radiation-induced cancers, repeat scans for dogs and cats are rare. Additionally, their respective life spans aren’t long enough to be affected in this way.

However, as with any procedure that requires anesthesia, the patient should be monitored for a short period for any ill effects.

Learn more about other diagnostic technology available at the East El Paso Animal Hospital by visiting our Diagnostics page.

Veterinary Services in El Paso, TX 79925

Pet Boarding

Pet Cardiology

Pet CT Scan

Pet Dental

Pet Diagnostics

Exotic Pets

Pet Grooming

Pet Laser Surgery

Pet Laser Therapy

Pet On-Site Pharmacy

Pet Preventative Care

Pet Spay and Neuter

Pet Surgery

Pet Wellness Screenings

Puppy/Kitten Wellness

Senior Pet Wellness