Computed Tomography (CT) and Video-Otoscopy

DCA's Computed Tomography (CT) and Video-Otoscopy Service

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology for better visualization and understanding of your pet's ear disease

Computed tomography (CT), also referred to as a CT scan or CAT scan, uses rotating x-rays around a patient to create several images of a body region, and provides thin, cross-sectional “slices” for viewing.  DCA has a state-of-the-art 8 Slice CT scanner that allows for evaluation of the skull for middle ear diseases and/or tumors of the ear canal.  This form of advanced imaging provides much more detailed information about a patient than conventional x-rays and can be completed, in virtually all patients, with heavy sedation rather than general anesthesia. 

Video-otoscopy is the use of an illuminated otoscope attached to a video camera that transmits magnified and enhanced video to an HD monitor which can be recorded onto a computer.  Each exam room is equipped with video-otoscopy.  This allows for visualization of both normal and abnormal structures of the ear canal and can be reviewed to explain disease processes.

CT with video-otoscopy is available at DCA for specialized procedures, such as deep ear cleanings for treatment of severe ear (pseudomonas bacterial) infections, inflammatory polyps, identification and removal of tumors in the ear canal, as well as myringotomies and middle ear flushes for treatment of middle ear infections or primary secretory otitis media (PSOM) of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. 

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Dr. Mel was extremely kind, very knowledgeable and patient

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Telephone: 206.508.5500

Fax: 206.508.5520

Our building is located 2 blocks North of REI.
Free parking is available on the rooftop of the building.

Parking Directions from I-5
Take the Mercer Street exit

Turn left onto Fairview Ave N

Turn left onto Republican St

Continue on Republican St 1/2 block past Yale Ave

On the right hand side there will be an alleyway - Turn Right down the alleyway located between Ripple Yoga and Evolve Fitness

Within 30 feet on your right hand side, make a slight right onto the open air roof top - Park only in parking stalls labeled 'DCA' (parking stalls 20-23)

Stairs are located in the SW corner of parking lot taking you to Yale Ave (in front of stall 21)

Our clinic will be to the right of the stairway as you come down from the parking lot.

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