CT diagnoses un-bear-able condition

June 16, 2008

Three-D volume-rendered CT reveals that Petra, a 13-year-old koala bear, has cryptococcosis, an infectious fungus associated with eucalyptus leaves, a key food source for koalas. Petra is the first bear of her kind to have the potentially fatal disease characterized tomographically. Imaging may lead to better treatment. It was performed at Sydney University's Veterinary Hospital on a 16- slice Philips Brilliance scanner.

Three-D volume-rendered CT reveals that Petra, a 13-year-old koala bear, has cryptococcosis, an infectious fungus associated with eucalyptus leaves, a key food source for koalas. Petra is the first bear of her kind to have the potentially fatal disease characterized tomographically. Imaging may lead to better treatment. It was performed at Sydney University's Veterinary Hospital on a 16-

slice Philips Brilliance scanner. (Provided by Philips Healthcare)