For a CT Scan: Yes. To get a clear image, we need to sedate your pet.
Our procedures are designed by a board-certified Anesthesiologist. In some cases, (patients with cardiac issues or particularly nervous patients, you can request that the anesthesiologist be present (requires appointment with Anesthesiologist and additional fee).
For a fluoroscopy: Sedation depends on the area of interest. Typically, if the area of interest is the esophagus (ie, swallow study) or trachea, no sedation is needed. However, if the area of interest is the urinary system, then in those instances sedation would be needed.