Diagnostic Imaging 101

Are CT, MRI, and X ray clear as mud? Learn about the appropriate uses for these imaging modalities and more.

Advances in medical technology aren’t just for people—our equine partners also benefit from an ever-increasing range of sophisticated diagnostic options. Case in point: Horse owners faced with pinpointing lamenesses and other problems now have an arsenal of modern technologies at the ready. Think CT, ultrasound, MRI, and more. So when is a simple radiograph sufficient, and when should you consider bringing in the big guns?  

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