Sage Veterinary Imaging to provide first human-quality CT scanner for pets in Texas


The 128-slice CT scanner provides more detectors and larger volume coverage and shorter scan times than common single CT scanners

Sage Veterinary Imaging (SVI) has joined forces with Philips Healthcare to provide the first human-quality 128-slice CT for pets in Texas. According to a company release,1 this CT installation comes in tandem with a 5,000-foot clinic extension featuring 2 surgical suites, a special procedures lab, an ultrasound wet lab training facility, and another expansion of SVI's growing I-131 feline hyperthyroidism treatment program.

"In human and veterinary imaging, slice count matters," shared Jaime Sage, DVM, MS, DACVR, in the release. "Unlike the common single, 16, or 64 slice scanners, our CT is so fast that most patients do not need anesthesia. That's a game-changer for many patients who are otherwise too sick to withstand the anesthetic. With the addition of the Incisive's AI reconstruction capabilities, and our Intellispace Portal with powerful 3D analytical tools, we are able to complete precision diagnostics and image-guided procedures that would not otherwise be possible."

For veterinarians in central Texas, this provides them accurate, high-quality imaging close in distance. "The new CT scanner combined with the skilled radiologists at SVI lend itself to talking confidently with clients about treatment options,” said David Hocher, DVM, of Round Rock Animal Hospital. "We have high quality imaging nearby, rather than having to drive for those services."

CT scan can be utilized for1:

  • Accurate cancer staging
  • Pre-surgical check for metastatic disease
  • Diagnose cancer in the skull, lungs, and nasal cavities
  • Diagnose osteoarthritis and elbow dysplasia
  • Diagnose abnormal vessels of the liver
  • Diagnose disorders of the abdomen (eg, kidney stones)
  • Plan for surgical repairs of joints and complex fractures
  • Create 3D models for analysis, measurement, or printing


Sage Veterinary Imaging to offer 128-slice CT for pets. News release. Sage Veterinary Imaging. January 5, 2022. Accessed January 5, 2022.

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