Computed Tomography (CT)
CT scanners use radiation to capture 3D images of virtually all body parts. The machine scans an object as the object is passed through a thin radiation "fan" and separated into "slices." The "slices" are then reconstructed into a 3D image. The benefit of this process is that it allows veterinarians to eliminate any overlap of multiple objects which would otherwise obstruct a clear view of an affected structure. CT is ideal for examination of complex body parts (i.e., skull, pelvis, vertebrae) where superimposed, irregularly shaped structures make radiographs challenging to interpret.