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We are delighted to announce that from February 2015 Crown Vets Referrals is teaming up with Burgess Diagnostics to offer Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging at our new Canalside practice. Burgess are the leading providers of mobile advanced imaging to the veterinary industry.
Initially only offering CT, the service will complement our growing referral case load, but is also available on a scan-only basis with all results being fed back to the referring vet. CT is recognised as the gold standard in number of medical and surgical applications complimenting other diagnostic tools. The Burgess Diagnostics website offers a fantastic overview of the service and it’s applications with some fascinating case examples (burgessdiagnostics.com).
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Computed Tomography (CT)
GE LIghtspeed 16 Slice Scanner with integrated anaesthetic facilities
Computed Tomography or CT is a clinical imaging procedure which uses X-rays to produce a cross-sectional, or ‘slice’ image of the inside of the body. The process can show bones, as well as surrounding soft tissues such as muscle and blood vessels with great clarity. CT imaging produces volume of data which can be manipulated electronically to allow reformatting in multiple planes. Our CT systems are able to scan large areas of the body in one continuous operation and can deliver large numbers of images to aid in the diagnosis of many conditions, including neoplasm, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
State of the art, high field strength, Philips Medical Systems
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is an imaging process, which has established itself as the dominant diagnostic investigation process in human medicine. It is unparalleled in the investigation of soft tissues due to its superior contrast sensitivity and tissue discrimination. This, combined with imaging in any plane and without the associated x-radiation, makes MRI the optimum method of investigation in the majority of clinical cases. This invaluable diagnostic tool is now available to the veterinary profession. For accurate diagnosis and lesion localisation, MRI is now the investigation of choice in all neurological, joint and spinal disease processes. With multi-planar capabilities, various MRI sequences and the latest contrast agents, tissue and disease characterisation will allow accurate identification and case treatment/management. New software developments and technological advancements are continuously being developed and made available to the veterinary profession through the expertise and commitment of the Burgess Diagnostics team.
For advanced imaging referrals please download and complete an Imaging Request Form .