ABOUT PET CT & MRI

Learn More About The Benefits Of MRI And CT Scanning For Your Pet Today.

Established by Dr William McCartney MVB, Dipl ECVS, DSAS (Orth), PhD, C Eng, MIMeche, FRCVS, Pet CT & MRI is located in NOAH Baldoyle, Ireland’s best-equipped veterinary hospital.

Using cutting-edge technology and advanced medical machinery, Pet CT & MRI provides pet CT scanning and pet MRI scanning for fast, accurate, and reliable results regarding a range of illnesses and injuries.

By using scans, rather than traditional X-Rays, we can quickly diagnose and treat a plethora of issues related to soft tissue, the brain, the spinal cord, the nervous system, the muscles, the tendons, and more to ensure that your pet receives the best and most suitable care possible.

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Learn More About Pet CT Scanning

CT Scanning, otherwise known as computed tomography is an X-Ray based technique that uses multiple X-Ray tubes rotating around the body, creating an image. The CT imaging technique uses ionising radiation and requires extensive radiation protection measures. The images produced are in the transverse plane but with multi detectors, the resolution of the image can be reconstructed in additional planes giving a 3D representation.

 

CT scanning is useful in cases that involve the general skeleton, fracture repair, angular limb deformities, in the thorax region for any lung problems, and has super metastatic screening. It is the most common technique used at the moment for the diagnosis of elbow disease. Abdominal evaluation and is excellent for determining diseases. And has eliminated the the need for exploratory surgery.

Learn More About Pet MRI Scanning

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a 3D technology producing pictures of various parts of the body without the use of x-rays i.e. without the use of radiation. MRI technology has revolutionised diagnosis in the medical field, giving a far more accurate view of exactly what’s going on in the patient’s body. An MRI scanner consists of a large, strong magnet, which creates a magnetic field around the animal. 

Although the high cost of an MRI scan compared to x-rays can be a disadvantage, MRI scanners are good for looking at non-bony parts or soft tissue areas of the body. In particular, MRI scanners are ideal for easy viewing of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, muscles and tendons; parts of the body that cannot be viewed in detail on a traditional x-ray. MRI has greater potential for evaluation of joint or muscular injuries. Spectacular images can be produced of any soft tissue structure using MRI and this can be particularly useful when dealing with cancer cases.