For everyday lameness
Designed from the ground up, our patent-pending Standing Equine Leg CT scanner for horses (slCT) puts safety and reliability at the forefront to offer safe, effective and affordable advanced imaging for your practice.
Step up to another level in everyday lameness diagnosis.
- Safe: a low, flat, platform allows quick and easy entry and exit for the standing sedated horse – general anesthesia is not required
- Effective: capture 3D image sets in 1-minute scan times to get more than a conventional radiograph
- Affordable: monthly payment plans, and comprehensive system support, means you can be profitable in as few as 10-15 cases per month.
- Backed: by Hallmarq Q-Care, our unique customer care program.
Safe, effective, affordable CT for your practice
The benefits of slCT
Safer for horse and handler
A low, flat, platform, with easy entry and exit for the standing sedated patient, means no general anesthesia is required. In addition, low dose radiation allows the handler to remain in the room throughout.
Minimal setup and running costs mean you can offer advanced imaging to your clients at an affordable price. Compact design allows for installation in your existing space – there’s no need for a purpose-built room.
Superb spatial resolution to locate small changes, with no super imposition or complex overlap of anatomy. Plus the ability to orientate images to view key structures in fine detail to aid clinical diagnosis.
Quick acquisition time
Capture 3D image sets in 60 second scan times, combined with our trusted motion correction software, to get more than a conventional radiograph.
Standing Equine Leg CT Scanner for Horses
Clinical Image Gallery
Specifically designed to image the distal limb of the standing, sedated horse, our innovative Standing Equine Leg CT scanner for horses (slCT) captures superb images for a more accurate diagnosis.
See the whole picture when you combine slCT with Hallmarq’s unique Standing Equine MRI, our complementary system.
Providing clinicians with better guidance for treatment
Clinical uses of slCT
A clear picture of everyday lameness
3D musculoskeletal imaging is within reach for your clinic, and invaluable to any practice with a significant sports medicine caseload
3D images for surgical planning
Advanced pre-operative imaging to determine the precise nature and location of pathology
Scan multiple regions
Standing Equine Leg CT can be performed on any region of the distal limb
Improved detail with cone beam technology
Ideal for distal limb imaging, detecting non-displaced fractures, subtle changes in bone density and small osteophytic lesions
Bony tissue differentiation
Better differentiation of sub-chondral vs cortical bone pathology
The complete picture
Obtain complementary clinical information when combined with Hallmarq’s unique Standing Equine MRI system (sMRI)
- Unique business model to reduce your investment risk
- Low installations costs – no special floor or power required
- Low running costs with comprehensive support included
- High case throughput with fast acquisition times
- Run a profitable CT service with your everyday lameness caseload
Safe, Effective, Affordable CT
Preparation and sedation
- A general physical and lameness examination should be performed prior to the slCT procedure
- If the foot is the area of interest, remove the shoe of the affected limb before imaging
- Sedation protocols and procedures to suit your clinic
- Needle or catheter administration
- Appropriate sedation typically achieved with alpha-2 agonists +/- opioid
Position and scanning
- The horse is sedated and walked onto the CT platform
- The lame leg is positioned for scanning
- A 60 second, high-resolution scan is performed with the operator remaining in the room
- The horse is repositioned to scan either a new region or the contralateral leg if required
Post scan recovery
- Standing Equine Leg CT makes outpatient visits possible
- The horse returns to its stable to recover from sedation
- Generally, the horse can safely return home the same day
Diagnosis and treatment
- Interpretation – Radiologists are available for consultation and official report distribution (usually within 24 hours)
- Consultation – Vet and/or radiologist discuss the finding(s) with the client
- Treatment – With a conclusive diagnosis, targeted therapies are recommended and an accurate prognosis given
- Rehabilitation – Recommendations are provided to the client
Definitive diagnosis and targeted treatment with ultimate support
- Standing Equine Leg CT scanner for horses improves your everyday lameness diagnosis
- Offer a definitive diagnosis for a better treatment plan
- The entire process is an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia
- Backed by Q-Care, our world-class life-cycle support program, designed to optimize your CT service
“The combination of MRI and CT was a useful tool to have and helped with surgical planning and decision making.”Elizabetta Giorio DVM CertAVP MRCVS Donnington Grove Equine Vets
“slCT really complemented what the MRI had told us about the content and signal intensity and, in this case, helped with surgical planning, providing useful information on the bone margin.”Alison Fairburn, Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging Bell Equine Veterinary Hospital
“We are really excited to put into practice the development so far to help facilitate the move into second phase clinical trials and offer our customers a world first.”Jonathon Dixon BVetMed MVetMed DipECVDI MRCVS Rainbow Equine Hospital
“It was really quite exciting to work with the Hallmarq team to develop this system.”Elisabetta Giorio DVM CertAVP MRCVS Donnington Grove Equine Vets
“we are interested to see if the slCT can improve our ability to diagnose cartilage defects in coffin joints and fetlocks.”Luis Rubio-Martinez DVM DVSc PhD DACVS DECVS DACVSMR MRCVS Sussex Equine Hospital
In planning for the installation of your Hallmarq Standing Equine Leg CT system, the high-level technical specifications below should be taken into consideration.
|Equipment moves in concentric circles|
|Speed||360 degrees in one minute|
|FOV||220mm diameter cylinder|
|Scan Velocity||1 rpm|
|Current Coverage||Distal limb|
|Complete CT System||Source/detector/platform/footrest|
|Two operator shields|
|CT Mainframe||375.90 kg|
|2000mm L x 2000mm W x 250mm H|
|Side Extension Platform||72.99 kg|
|1500mm L x 600mm W|
|Front Extension Platform||1000mm L x 2000mm W|
|1000mm L x 1900mm W|
|Ramp Side Extension||20.00 kg|
|750mm L x 600mm W|
|Console Unit||610mm L x 1000mm W x 900mm H|
|Radiation Screen||60mm L x 1210mm W x 1990mm H|
|230V – 13 Amp|
|Internet connection required with 500KB minimum band width|
|Modern clinical user interface|
|Simple and easy to use|
|Choice of multiple scan types|
|Built in back-up data|
|Motion correction algorithm for improved images|
|User-selectable reconstruction options|
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Providing high-quality images is just the beginning. We’re here to help optimise your imaging service – from initial enquiry through installation and beyond. We guarantee support along your imaging journey, with an unrivalled programme designed to add value to your practice.