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Our state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide the highest quality care for our patients. NEVOG’s capabilities include:
GE LXi Pro-Speed CT Scanner
CT (or computerized tomography) scans are an important and non-invasive diagnostic tool, providing veterinarians with sophisticated cross-sectional, three-dimensional images of specific areas of the internal body. CT is also used for radiation planning, which allows for very specific dose distribution to the treatment area while minimizing exposure to normal tissues.
NEVOG’s GE LXi Pro-Speed CT Scanner, a doughnut shaped machine with a 70 cm opening to accommodate larger patients, scans rapidly so that patients require less anesthesia for the procedure. In many cases CT scans enable the doctor to accurately diagnose disease and select appropriate treatment plans, and may be used intermittently throughout the course of treatment to monitor progress.
The Varian 21EX is NEVOG’s linear accelerator (sometimes known as a LINAC), which is used to treat cancer with radiation.
Delivering more intense energy radiation than found in a CT scanner, the linear accelerator controls and directs radiation for maximum beneficial impact to the treatment area.
Cancer cells mutate to replicate disproportionately, which means they eventually interfere with normal tissue and organ function, replacing healthy cells. Radiation from the Varian 21EX is employed to bombard affected tissue and kill the cancer cells, which are characteristically more susceptible to radiation than normal cells.
The Varian 21EX provides high energy X-rays that deposit energy deep inside the patient or high energy negatively charged particles -- electrons that deposit energy on or near the skin surface of the patient, depending on the location of the cancerous tissue. The radiation oncologist uses her skills to maximize damage to the cancerous tissue while minimizing impact on healthy tissue.