Infographic: How Does a CT Scan Work on Horses?

Computed tomography creates cross-sectional, 3D images to help veterinarians diagnose a variety of equine injuries and lamenesses.

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Computed tomography is a noninvasive cross-sectional imaging modality that produces a 3D view of part of the body. During a scan, an X ray beam rotates around the horse’s body part, imaging in slices that a computer pieces together to create a detailed picture.


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