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Scanning - the inside picture Owner Factsheet

The term scan is often used to describe the method of obtaining an image of the inside of the body. This may be done with ultrasound (details of which can be found in another factsheet), which is often available in veterinary practices and may be performed at your vets surgery. Recently, more specialised scans (MRI and CAT scans) have become widely available for pets however it is likely that your pet would need to travel to a specialist centre for one of these scans.

What is MRI?

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What is CT?

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Why does my pet need a scan?

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What do I need to do before a scan?

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Why does my pet need an anaesthetic for the scan?

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How will the scan help my vet?

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What are the risks of the scan?

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Why cant I stay with my pet during the scan?

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