Pixie GisbyPosted - 19-07-2017
Pixie Gisby is a 10-year-old English lop who had an abscess on his jaw.
We were not sure if this was associated with his teeth or if it had caused any further damage.
A CT scan was performed to look at the bone in more detail.
A 3D reconstruction showed us that the abscess had affected the jaw bone.
Pixie has been started on antibiotic injections and is bright and doing well.
He is a favourite patient and enjoys a cuddle whenever in the hospital.
Advantages of CT over traditional x-ray
The scanner allows a high speed 3D image to be generated and these extremely
detailed images allow for more detailed interpretation when compared to a traditional
2D image where problems in visualising a 3D object in a 2D image are common.
A 64-slice CT scan provides much more detail than a traditional x-ray.
This detail allows for better diagnosis and treatment planning by our vets.