X-Ray imaging is a diagnostic procedure which enables us to examine the inside of animal’s body to assess whether its bones and organs have any problem or disease. X-ray is a common imaging technique which provides veterinarians with useful information about what is going on inside a dog or a cat.

Ultrasound imaging

Ultrasound imaging is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic procedure that generates a two-dimensional ‘picture’ of your pet’s organs. In the procedure, our expert typically uses sound waves from a hand-held probe to create an image on a monitor.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is ideal for detecting and identifying certain cancers. MRI with contrast agents is the best way to examine tumours in the brain, soft tissues and the spinal cord. Our experts deploys MRI to assess and determine the development stage of cancer, ascertain tumour behaviour, and design and monitor a treatment plan including radiotherapy. In addition, MRI provides a non-invasive means to detect benign diseases in animals including paralyzed dogs with disc herniation, brain tumours, strokes, and cranial cruciate ligament ruptures.

Nuclear Medicine

Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT)


Why PET-CT? PET-CT scanning allows veterinary oncologists to detect changes in the metabolism of cancer cells and to know whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body, which enables experts to determine the development stage of cancer. PET-CT scanning can help us to:
  1.   Diagnose cancer
  2.   Find out how big the cancer is and whether it has spread (development stage of cancer)
  3.  Decide whether your pet can have surgery to remove the cancer
  4.   Decide which is the best treatment for your pet
  5.   Check whether your pet’s cancer has come back
  6.   Plan radiotherapy treatment.
With our oncologists, you can discuss and choose the best remedies to help your pet and avoid unnecessary treatment.

PET-CT Flow chart

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is caused by an increase in the production of thyroid hormones (known as T3 and T4) from an enlarged thyroid gland in a cat’s neck.
The thyroid hormones have an important role in regulating many of your cat’s body processes including metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and even gastrointestinal function. Here is a list of possible symptoms that you may notice:
  • Weight loss (despite good appetite).
  • Increased appetite and food intake.
  • Increased drinking.
  • Increased urination.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
  • Coat changes – their coat may appear unkempt, matted or greasy.
Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Treatment is now very well established as a treatment for hyperthyroidism in humans as well as animals, so you needn’t worry that it’s experimental or unproven. This is a very specialised treatment, however; we have to be licensed to handle radioactive materials.
I-131 is given as an injection under the skin at the back of the neck or it can be taken as a capsule by administration. It is absorbed into the bloodstream and then gets taken up by thyroid tissue. It becomes concentrated in the thyroid, and the beta-radiation it emits kills the thyroid cells. This reduces the size of the gland and its ability to produce thyroid hormone. Cats treated with I-131 need to be hospitalized for 14 days following the injection or administration. This is when they are the most radioactive. Their level of radioactivity will be checked daily with a Geiger counter and only when it reaches acceptable low levels can they go home.

I-131 Flow Chart

Home Care After I-131

The owner must sign and retain the provided instruction sheet for post I-131 treatmhome care at the time of discharge. Restrictions include minimizing contact with the pet, especially for the first two weeks, handling of the cat and waste products with latex gloves for 6 weeks, and special waste storage procedures for the first two weeks.
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