Equipo TAC


CAT – Computed (Axial) Tomography – is based on the principles of radiology and produces X-rays. It is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that produces images in different layers and in three dimensions to evaluate pathologies in dogs and cats that cannot be detected with conventional X-rays. It is very useful for various veterinary specialities such as: internal medicine, traumatology, oncology, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, neurology and ophthalmology.
At Balmesvet we are a veterinary benchmark centre and therefore we deal with our own CT scans as well as those referred by other veterinarians.

CT IndicationsOncology

  • Identification of tumour extension and invasion, diagnosis of metastasis.
  • Orthopaedic pathologies and subsequent surgical planning (fractures, fragmentation of the coronoid process, osteochondritis dissecans, hip dysplasia).
  • Neurological pathologies: (herniated discs, vertebral malformations, disc spondylitis, hydrocephalus, intracranial neoplasms).
  • Nasal and sinus problems (neoplasms, foreign bodies, fungal infections, nasopharyngeal strictures).
  • Aural pathologies: Otitis media, internal otitis, neoplasms.
  • Cardiorespiratory diseases: (malformations, neoplasms, torsions, pleural effusions, vascular anomalies).
  • Digestive pathologies: Neoplasms, malformations, detection of foreign bodies, detection of portosystemic shunts.
  • Endocrine pathologies: Observation and measurement of different glands such as the thyroid gland and adrenal glands.