Hallmarq’s innovative business heads up the IOP report on the Innovation Awards ceremony.
Hallmarq physicists Steve Roberts, Giedre Podolyak, Snezhana Chater feature in the Institute of Physics blog describing how Hallmarq’s MRI scanner fits around the horse’s leg, so that equine patients can simply be led into the scanner, sedated but conscious, for an MRI scan without the risk associated with general anaesthesia.
Sophisticated error-correction and image-processing software helps the scanner compensate for the horse’s movement. In 15 years of operation veterinarians have used Hallmarq’s machines to scan more than 60,000 horses.
MRI has for long been the imaging method of choice in human medicine, making it the gold standard for diagnosing pathology. Hallmarq’s Standing Equine MRI system (sMRI) brings the same diagnostic capability to equine clinical practice, with the equine patient at the forefront of every design decision.