Specialized Veterinary Services announced two new high-tech diagnostic machines on site: a GE 16-slice CT Scanner and a GE 1.5T MRI. Both machines will allow for faster and more thorough diagnostics at the veterinary hospital.
The GE 16-slice CT Scanner delivers high resolution, cross-sectional images of the patient, improving diagnostic capabilities. The multi-slice technology allows the doctors to image our patients faster and reduces anesthesia time. CT scans are ideal for diagnosing a variety of issues in the chest, abdomen, nasal cavity and lungs as well as complicated bone fractures and subluxations.
The GE 1.5T MRI is a high-field magnet, which capture improved image quality with a faster acquisition time. MRI provides the best soft tissue contrasts of all the imaging modalities. MRI is mostly used for ligament and tendon injuries, spinal cord and brain disease such as seizures.
Dr. Adam Schneider, residency-trained in neurology and neurosurgery, is already seeing the benefits of this innovative technology. “We have seen a number of neurologic patients that we have been able to diagnose and treat because of these new machines. And having them both on-site makes scheduling convenient,” says Dr. Schneider.
The expansion of SVS continues to bring new and state-of-the-art veterinary technology to the Southwest Florida area. The specialty services include surgery, internal medicine, neurology and canine rehabilitation combined with the 24-hour emergency services.