Southpaws are proud to have a new human grade CT scanner, which allows more effective diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. CT scans can be performed in just 3-5 seconds, minimising the time patients are under anaesthesia. Patients also benefit from 3D volume rendering, offering complex spatial information from a single scan. We can print surgical sites as models on our 3D printer. Our imaging equipment is world class and would be entirely at home in the world’s best human hospitals.
Our specialist surgeons Dr Charles Kuntz and Dr James Simcock have extensive experience with computed tomography – conducting and interpreting thousands of CT scans in their careers and presenting findings from essential cases in the scientific literature.
Your pet does not need to be referred to us for your veterinarian to make use of our CT imaging facility and our interpretation services. We will offer opinions on any medical imaging to primary care veterinarians over the phone free of charge. When patients get referred to us, CT imaging will be conducted, and the patient can undergo immediate surgery with the benefit of only undergoing one anaesthetic procedure.
“In some cases of diseases affecting the Central Nervous System or inflammatory conditions affecting the brain, MRI may be the preferred modality over CT. Southpaws have access to an external 1.5 Tesla MRI. All patients are placed under general anaesthesia for the scan and the results are digitally transferred back to Southpaws for a full review.”