Pixie Gisby

Pixie Gisby

Pixie Gisby

Posted - 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.

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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.

 

 

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