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Diagnostic Capabilities

​Our PET-CT capabilities include: cancer imaging for detection, grading, staging, and evaluating cancer treatment; brain and cardiovascular assessment; radioiodine therapy; and nuclear medicine diagnostics such as gamma camera nuclear medicine imaging for bone, thyroid and kidney scans, detecting portosystemic shunts, and equine nuclear medicine bone scans.​

Using our high-field 1.5 Tesla MRI machine, we perform imaging of the brain, spinal cord, joints, and tendons using advanced procedures such as diffusion imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, and spectroscopy. This MRI is compatible with anesthesia and monitoring equipment for maximum patient safety.​

​With our digital X-ray machine, we perform radiographic examinations of small and large animal patients. This includes examinations of the thorax, abdomen, and skeleton, as well as perform special contrast procedures to evaluate the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts, spine, joints, and heart.​​​​

The ​​Seimens Somaton Force CT scanner is the first of its kind 128 slice, dual-energy source CT, which means that it has two tubes and two detectors combined to allow it to obtain images incredibly fast while keeping radiation doses low. This is the first Force CT scanner in all of Colorado and the first one in a veterinary hospital west of the Mississippi.​

​Computed Tomography (CT)

We have a 16-slice, state-of-the-art CT scanner for rapid imaging in both small animal and equine patients. This is used for small animal CT imaging of the skull, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and limbs.

We collaborate with other areas of our hospital, such as Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine, and surgery to plan sophisticated computerized radiation treatments using our PET-CT, CT, and MRI. We also perform image fusion for cancer treatment.

Our hospital has a custom table for equine CT imaging which allows us to perform imaging of the teeth, sinuses, skull, brain, and distal limbs (including the stifle joint).

Ultrasound Imaging (Ultrasonography)

With ultrasonography, we can evaluate soft tissue organs such as the abdomen, thorax, neck, and musculoskeletal system. We use ultrasound to guide aspirations (the removal of small amounts of material) and biopsies, as well as for Doppler analysis during vascular examinations.

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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

​(970) 297-1293

(970) 297-1205