The new CT unit’s gantry is 85 cm in diameter to accommodate large equine body parts, such as the neck.
The four-robot system can perform multiple modalities and will be used in conjunction with a high-speed treadmill.
Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, located next to Belmont Park, celebrated its first year in business on June 25.
Murdoch University’s new CT scanner is large enough to accommodate horses, as well as smaller animals.
One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.
Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.
Foals are small enough to fit in the gantry of a CT machine, which is helpful in assessing lung disease.
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