CT (Computed Tomography) Scans in pets are exactly the same as in humans. We utilize rotating x-rays around a patient to make cross-sectional images, which is an extremely rapid imaging modality. With CT Scans, we are able to study spines, skulls, identify tumors, etc. This helps our doctors better diagnose your pet and begin treatment. All studies are read by Board Certified Radiologists, usually within a few hours after the procedure is performed.
MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) are used to visualize the nervous system. Your pet is placed in our machine, where images of the brain and spinal cord are taken. These images are of extremely high detail and resolution. The use of MRI’s is the golden standard in veterinary medicine, and help identify disc herniations, brain tumors, strokes, as well as many other conditions. All studies are read the same day by Board-Certified Neurologists.
Both CT Scans and MRI’s are non-invasive and non-painful forms of imaging.
Mobile Pet Imaging is a veterinary service that offers the latest in high-definition CT Scans and fluoroscopy—in a mobile unit that comes to vets’ offices.
What Is A CT Scan?
CT stands for Computed Tomography. It is basically a series of very fine X‑rays that the computer then assembles into a 3D image. CT scans are especially helpful in evaluating the skull, brain, sinuses, inner ear, eye sockets, spine and discs, bones, joints, and soft tissues.
How Are We Different?
Mobile Pet Imaging was conceived by Dr. Pedro Armstrong, a veterinary internist in South Florida, who wanted to bring the latest in CT technology to ALL patients, in a more convenient and affordable manner than was available. In 2014, Dr. Armstrong partnered with Dr Meaux to create Mobile Pet Imaging.
Dr. Pedro Armstrong DVM, DACVIM
Managing partner and internal medicine specialist, has been practicing in the Miami area since 1996. In 2005, Dr. Armstrong is also one of the founders and a previous owner and internist at Southeast Veterinary Referral Center and the Pet Emergency Room in Miami.
Dr. Xavier Meaux
Partner and Lead Mobile Unit Veterinarian
Dr. Ana V. Caceres, DVM, DACVR
Head of Diagnostic Imaging at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and consulting radiologist for Mobile Pet Imaging.