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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

ChesterGates has numerous diagnostic aides available to be able to make an assessment on the patients condition, this includes a High-field 1.5Tesla MRI scanner, 16-slice CT scanner, fully digital X-ray suite, Fluoroscopy, GE Logiq S8 ultrasound machine.

Arthroscopy with three sizes of arthroscope to suit a large range of patient size from small dogs up to giant breeds.

Endoscopy suite consists of a fully comprehensive set of Storz fibre- and videoendoscopes for gastrointestinal, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy and cystoscopy procedures’.

 

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

CT uses x-rays in slices to provide a 3-dimensional view of the bones.

It is good to assess:

Joints and bones - elbow dysplasia, assessment of incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle, fracture repair planning, growth deformity planning. Thorax - metastases checks, lung and mediastinal assessment, trauma. Abdomen - metastases checks, IVU, vascular assessment. Nasal cavities and sinus. Middle and inner ear. Orbit. High resolution vascular studies including portosystemic shunts. 3D rendition.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is very useful for assessing soft tissues of the body MRI is particularly useful for imaging the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) as well as other soft tissues.

It is good to assess:

Lesion localisation in the brain and spinal cord. Neoplasm assessment. Identification of vascular accidents. Anomalies of the ventricular system. Chiari Malformation investigation. GME, NE and NME assessment. Middle ear disease investigation. Identification of structural abnormalities. Vertebral fractures. Brachial plexus imaging.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Digital radiography

It's a very effective way of looking at the bones and can be used to help detect a range of conditions

It is good to assess:

Thorax, abdomen, axial and appendicular skeleton anatomy. Contrast studies (digestive and urinary system, fistulography and others). Dynamic contrast studies (swallowing, ectopic ureter assessments and others).

Digital radiography

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.

It can be used to assess:

The Abdomen, thorax, soft tissue, thyroid, parathyroid and neck tissue. Our ultrasound with a colour-flow doppler enables us to assess the cardiac function. Ultrasound allows a visual guide for a fine needle aspiration and biopsy samples.

Ultrasound

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure involving a joint.

A camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Our orthopaedic surgeons use arthroscopy to view the inside of the joint on a video monitor, and can diagnose and repair torn joint tissue, such as ligaments and menisci or cartilage.

Arthroscopy