World’s First Portable, Battery-Operated, Equine-Dedicated CT Solution Installed at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center
“Unique portability . . . Fast scan . . . low operating cost,” says veterinary school’s clinician
Shortly after the unveiling, EQUUS One performed a scan on an 11-year-old gelding. Midge Leitch, VMD, the clinician in Radiology at New Bolton Center, explained that, “this horse had been diagnosed with a keratoma, a benign tumor in his hoof. The CT was utilized to locate the area in the hoof wall through which the surgeons would access the keratoma while causing the least damage to the hoof capsule. In the past, this access point was determined either by measurements made on radiographs or by a location on the hoof wall determined by MRI; the former of these methods was subject to a margin of error and MRI required a longer time under anesthesia.”
“Maneuvering large animals into correct positions with a standard CT is not only physically challenging for the veterinary staff, but more importantly requires moving the patient to the operating room following the scan, if surgery is the treatment of choice,” she continued. “Now, we can bring the CT to the horse. And, in this particular case, the scan of the hoof took us about 90 seconds. With its unique portability, superior scan and low operating cost, EQUUS One is an ideal CT solution for any veterinary center.”
EQUUS One, a compact, lightweight, portable, high-speed, battery and 120-volt-line powered multi-slice CT generates up to eight slices per revolution so veterinarians are able to scan a horse’s partial head and legs to diagnose injuries and diseases.
The EQUUS One provides imaging options such as CTA and CTP, which become valuable in making diagnosis. Since the EQUUS One is a fraction of the size and weight of a traditional fixed scanner, limited installation is required.
A veterinarian or technologist can be trained quickly to conduct a CT study on the EQUUS One. A study can be initiated with the touch of a few panels.
About EQUUS One
EQUUS One is an equine-dedicated, non-destructive CT application of NeuroLogica’s CereTom(R), a compact, lightweight, portable, high-speed, battery and 120-volt-line powered multi-slice CT scanner that generates up to eight slices per revolution.
About Midge Leitch, VMD, DACVS
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About New Bolton Center
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