CT or MRI? When to use each and why
March 15, 2019Use MRI for meningitis, encephalitis, fibrocartilaginous embolism, malignancy of liver tumors, muscle tears and strains, and cranial cruciate rupture, says Tony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR, chief veterinary medical officer of the Western Veterinary Conference Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, Nev. For fragmented medial coronoid processes, dental disease, 3-D reconstructions, and small bone fractures, use CT, he advises. “In general, MRI can see more medically treated lesions, but CT and MRI can see lesions that …
Celebrity pig Esther helps campaign for large animal CT scanner
April 17, 2018Canadian social media starlet Esther the Wonder Pig has ignited a campaign to raise money for a large animal CT scanner for the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The first of its kind Canada, the Pegaso CT scanner will provide diagnostic imaging for pigs, standing horses, and other large animals. Last fall, Esther, the 650-pound pig from Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, started experiencing health complications that caused …
Large animal diagnostic equipment changing equine health
June 29, 2017A new CT scanner that has been available for less than a year was a virtual game-changer for Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and the hospital faculty and staff at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
UC Davis veterinary technician creates new large animal CT table
June 12, 2017Performing a CT scan on a horse isn’t easy. It involves heavy equipment and heavy lifting of nearly a dozen technicians and veterinarians. Thanks to an innovative UC Davis imaging technician, however, that process just got a lot less complicated.