CT Scanning

We have a CT Scanner!

Even needles in haystacks can’t hide anymore! At Swale Barn Vets we have a Siemens Somatom CT scanner which produces super high resolution images. This gives us timely and very accurate diagnostic capability.

CT scanning allows us to take 3D images of your pet with exceptionally high levels of detail. We can use CT scans to look for problems that might not be seen on an x-ray, such as an internal growth, a very small fracture, or something soft that your pet has swallowed – the uses are endless!

CT scans are able to give us far superior images compared to x-ray, especially when it comes to looking at the soft tissue of the body, and looking for those needles in a haystack!

With CT we are able to take hundreds to thousands of cross sectional images less than 1mm apart. A full body scan can produce from 2,000 to 4,000 images depending on the size of the area being scanned, in just 60 seconds! These can then be put together to make a 3D image to help with treatment and / or surgery planning.

By having the scanner in-house, it gives us access to world class diagnostics without the need to travel to a referral hospital.

We are really lucky to be able to make this type of treatment accessible for our clients as well as referral clients from surrounding veterinary practices.

Our CT imaging service includes image reporting by a team of specialist vets. Our CT service offers great value for money and has been priced competitively so that it can help more pets and their owners to reach a diagnosis and treatment plan. 


For more information, please contact our team at ct@swalebarnvets.co.uk or by all means, give our client care team a call on 01795 60 88 20