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Advanced imaging has the ability to give clients and clinicians a much better idea of what is going on without the need for invasive investigation. Even in cases with a poor outlook getting a diagnosis can help inform potential treatment or just help owners come to terms with a poor prognosis. The cases below have all been seen here and been reported by VetCT.  Cases 2- Where CT got the diagnosis...even if it wasn't good news. Case 1 Signalment: 8YO, ME, Whippet Presenting signs: Sneezing, mild nasal discharge. Differential diagnosis: Nasal tumour, foreign body, fungal. Question for CT: Nasal pathology? ...
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Advanced imaging often avoids the need for more invasive investigation. In our experience this has definitely been the case. The patients below have all been seen by our first opinion team and illustrate just how CT can make all the difference. All of our studies are interpreted by VetCT Consultants in Telemedicine and come with a detailed report including suggested diagnosis and/ or recommendations for each case.   Case 1- Orthopaedic Signalment: 6m, ME, ESS Presenting signs: On off history of right forelimb lameness that improved with rest. 10/10 lame. Case 1- VetCT report Case 2- Neurological Signalment:  9yo, FN, Bernese ...
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CT scan showing multiple mineralised discs which are still in position (yellow arrows). As well as mineralised herniated disc material in the thoracolumbar and lumbar region (red arrows). Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is an inevitable part of aging in all species and with pets living to greater ages disc disease is a common finding in first opinion practice (Jeffery, et al., 2013). After stabilising the patient and performing a neurological exam to localise the lesion, imaging is often the next diagnostic step.  In the majority of practices survey radiographs are the first line of imaging. Although these have a place ...
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