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PET IMAGING CENTRE (PICs) / CCVC (02) 43 29 0500
PICs CCVC 6 Brooks Avenue, Wyoming, NSW 2250, AUSTRALIA
PICS - Imaging the way to your pet's heart
He presented on the 14/6 to the Central Coast Vet Centre with a cough, dull lung sounds on the R side and harsh lung sounds ventrally on the R side. He had been on antibiotics + other medication previously and x-rays had suggested something not quite right. He was only showing signs of mild kennel cough. After blood testing a CT was performed
two days later. Results pending/undergoing
open chest surgery & recovery.
Soft tissue Scan Views
Primary Bronchi branching
Clear Sinuses (head CT Scan)
Middle Chest & Lung region
Abnormal Area in Right Lung Lobe region
Liver- Contrast easily identifies normal blood vessels within liver
Normal Looking Left Lung Lobe
Abnormal Area Right Chest
Lung Setting Scan Views
Abnormal Area in Right Caudal Lung Lobe region
Normal Looking Left Lung Lobe Region
The above CT Scans are performed with soft tissue settings- in these scans the normal lung appears black & can not be seen.
UPDATE- Buster had successful open chest surgery and all his right sided lung lobes have been removed. Samples of his lymph nodes at the base of his heart have returned as carcinoma and he will begin chemotherapy shortly
Buster's heart rate remained unusually high under general anaesthetic as seen on the monitor (btw 150-200) -but his blood oxygen level remained 99% despite his chest & lungs below.