Advanced Imaging in Charleston, SC

Exotic Vet Care utilizes state-of-the-art imaging equipment including a Vimago Pico High-Definition CT scanner, a digital X-ray machine, and ultrasound. We are the only veterinary hospital in the state of South Carolina that offers CT scan for birds and exotics exclusively. This tool provides us with 3D imaging of your pet, so we can view areas of concern in detail. In addition, it enables our board-certified doctors and veterinary technicians to stay with patients during the procedure, which enhances safety and ensures greater image quality.

Due to our extensive capabilities in diagnostic imaging, Exotic Vet Care welcomes patient referrals from local primary care veterinarians. We are happy to serve as an extension of your abilities, with advanced care that compliments the treatments you provide. Once your patient’s procedure with us is complete, they will be returned to your care for continued treatment.

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Charleston Vet Imaging
Charleston Vet Imaging
What is the Vimago Pico High-Definition CT Scanner?

What is the Vimago Pico High-Definition CT Scanner?

Our state-of-the-art CT scanner utilizes High-Definition Volumetric Imaging (HDVI), a hybrid CT technology that delivers exceptional diagnostic and interventional information for veterinarians. When traditional bloodwork and imaging are insufficient for a definitive diagnosis, our HDVI technology can provide us with a higher level of detail for soft-tissue and bone imaging, and give us more answers about your pet’s condition.


The Benefits of HDVI Technology

  • HDVI is a faster way to obtain 3D images
  • It uses 60-90% less radiation
  • It can help with diagnosing a wide range of conditions
  • It can help us plan surgical procedures
  • Produces higher resolution images with more detail than conventional X-ray and ultrasound
  • Requires only light sedation or brief anesthesia for the patient
  • Images are ready to view almost immediately

What It Can be Used For

HDVI can be used for imaging the following areas:

  • Skull and brain
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Heart and lungs
  • Liver, kidneys, pancreas, adrenals, GI tract
  • Tumors
  • Oral cavity
  • Bones and joints

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure time, which includes sedation or anesthesia for your pet, may take around 30 minutes. Once your pet has recovered from their sedation or anesthesia, they will be ready to go home with you.

Skull Scan