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Catskill Veterinary Services offers outpatient CT service for your patient's diagnostic needs. A CT scan will be performed on the requested region of the pet under general anesthesia and in some situations under moderate sedation. The scan will then be reviewed by our consulting radiologist with a diagnosis and a direction for your treatment plan. All pets will be referred back to your practice for continued care. We will be sure to transfer any and all medical records and testing performed at Catskill Veterinary Services.
General Anesthesia is required for the scan
Since the patient must be completely still for the scan, he or she will be placed under general anesthesia. You will drop your pet off in the morning between 8:30 am-9:00 am. The patient will need to be fasted, meaning no food after 9 pm the night before. Water is allowed until the owner leaves to travel to Catskill Vet Services.. While the scan itself may take less than a minute, the preparation and process of anesthesia, positioning the patient, verifying that the scans are complete, and waking the patient up take much longer. Thus, the patient will be sent home that afternoon and will be a little sleepy from the anesthesia for the evening, sometimes until the following day.
Reports will be available in 24-28 hours. STAT reports can be available but additional charges may apply.