Before beginning medical treatment, certain diagnostic tests are often needed to ensure proper and effective treatment planning.
What goes into the treatment planning process?
Before beginning medical treatment, certain diagnostic tests are often needed to ensure proper and effective treatment planning. Before starting a treatment regimen, it is imperative to know the extent of the disease and whether the disease has progressed to other areas of the body. This process, known as staging, allows us to treat your pet as an individual.
Diagnostics available at SEVO-Med include:
In-house blood work and cytological evaluation, radiographs, ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, tissue biopsy, CT scan, bone marrow biopsy, lymph node aspiration, and tumor marker testing. More extensive testing, if needed, is available on a referral basis. These tests alone or in combination can help determine the most effective therapy for your pet. All diagnostics are done in a way that minimizes any stress or discomfort to your pet.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan – Computed tomography is a diagnostic tool that can be utilized in planning radiation treatment design. CT scan is an X-ray technique that produces images that visualize internal structures in cross-section rather than the overlapping images typically produced by traditional x-rays exams. This cross-sectional view assists the radiation oncologist in planning the most precise and effective treatment possible.