Angell's Multi-slice CT Unit

 

Angell's “multi-slice” CT diagnostic imaging unit provides clear 360-degree internal images of pets in minutes which ultimately can improve patient care and safety.

   


Greater Diagnostics Lead to Improved Patient Care

The defining characteristic of the new technology is its multi-slice capabilities.  By creating and linking together 16 internal images with every rotation, the new machine enables doctors to piece together a complete view of a pet’s internal health in as little as 15 minutes.  The machine’s technology is so advanced, and the resulting images so clear, that doctors can now diagnose injury or illness in a fraction of the time, with many pets requiring only an IV-administered sedative—versus having to be placed under general anesthesia.

 

As Joan Regan, VMD, DACVR with Angell’s Diagnostic Imaging Service explains: “The new machine is central to our goal of providing the best possible care for our patients and their families.  Our pets are living longer than ever, and many go on to develop degenerative diseases.  This new technology bolsters our ability to make precise diagnoses that can be addressed with increasingly sophisticated treatment protocols.”

 

Dr. Regan and the Diagnostic Imaging team are looking forward to working closely with you and your patients in the months to come. Please feel free to contact the Diagnostic Imaging service at 617-541-5139 or via email at diagnosticimaging@angell.org for any questions you may have about arranging a referral.