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Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Clapis

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Until a few years ago, diagnostic imaging was limited to radiography (x-rays), ultrasound and endoscopy. Although these are still very useful diagnostic tools, there are now far more advanced diagnostic imaging methods, such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), that are being more commonly used in rabbit medicine.

A CT scan of a rabbit with cysts on the liver
©R N White

What is Computed Tomography (CT)?

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How is a CT scan performed?

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What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

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How is an MRI scan performed?

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What conditions are CT and MRI scans most useful for diagnosing?

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Will my rabbit need sedation/general anaesthesia?

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How long does it take to get the results?

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How much does CT and MRI scanning cost?

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Will pet insurance cover the cost?

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