CT scanning and referrals

    CT referral form

    Is this referral urgent?
    Has this patient ever experienced an allergic reaction to contrast medium?

    Please note that standard turnaround time for interpretation to receive a specialist report is 72 hours, Mon-Fri. For cases sent as imaging only we will send the report directly to the referring vet. For cases referred for assessment and treatment we will report the results to the client; please make them aware we may wish to see them for a 2nd opinion prior to arranging a scan. For urgent referrals please call the practice as well as completing this referral.

    In Spring of 2021 we completed an extension to our Rotherham hospital to house a brand new state of the art 16-slice CT scanner.

    Using the same machine that is used in human hospitals, CT (computed tomography) allows us to create 3D images in seconds. A rotating x-ray head inside the machine records 360° data enabling us to examine inside body cavities at the touch of a button. Many scans can be performed under sedation rather than a full anaesthetic, and a 2-way microphone system allows us to reassure pets while they’re in the scanner.

    Although we will be able to see images almost instantly, CT can be complicated to interpret so all scans will be sent direct to a specialist imager for a full report, ensuring nothing is missed. There are hundreds of uses for CT as it is fantastic for examining inside the head, chest, abdomen and joints!

    If you think your pet may benefit from CT scanning at Springfield, please ask your vet to complete this online referral form, or call us to book in a second opinion appointment.


    To help keep us all safe, please do not attend the practice unless you have a pre-booked appointment, or have arranged to collect food/medication. Thank you.