Lameness diagnosis, without the proper tools, can mean repeated box rest, spiralling costs and ongoing frustration. Building on principles applied to our unique Standing Equine MRI, Hallmarq’s new Standing Equine Leg CT scanner provides a safe, effective, and affordable method to easily acquire, high-quality images, pivotal in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness in your horse. Still have questions? Then read on …
- Why would my horse need standing CT?
- How does standing leg CT work?
- Does my horse need to travel for a standing CT scan?
- Do my horse’s shoes need removing for standing CT?
- Why does the horse need to be sedated for standing CT?
- How long does a standing equine CT scan take?
- Who looks at the CT images – will it be my vet?
- What does standing CT diagnose?
- How does standing CT compare to other imaging modalities?
- Is equine CT the same as human CT?
- Will standing CT hurt my horse?
- Is standing CT expensive?
- Will my insurance cover the cost of standing CT?
Standing CT is useful if bony injury is suspected in the lower limb (foot, pastern, or fetlock). After your horse has been examined, and the region causing the lameness localised, first line imaging such as x-ray or ultrasound may be performed, followed by cross sectional or 3D imaging to allow more complete evaluation and assist with any surgical planning. If a soft tissue injury is suspected, MRI may also be recommended.