Facilities- Computed Radiography
Equine radiography is an imaging modality that is still an essential component of a horse's orthopaedic diagnostic evaluation. It is made possible by the production of useful, high-energy photons (x-rays) that pass through the area of interest and are used in the production of the resultant image on the specially sensitised film screen.
Our powerful system provides excellent quality images of nearly all parts of the horse, including areas, such as the back or the shoulder, that are difficult or not possible to image with portable machines.
In the computed radiography system, radiographs acquired on a cassette are read by a computer and displayed on a screen. Radiographs can be manipulated to enhance image quality and are stored electronically.
|Comminuted fracture at the base of the patella||
|Oblique view showing the caudal thoracic vertebral body and articular process joints of a horse. There is thickening of the subchondral bone plate of the articular process joint between the 15th and 16th thoracic vertebra (black arrows) and enlargement and periarticular new bone formation around the articular process joint of a horse between the 16th and 17th thoracic vertebra (arrowheads). There is marked ventral spondylosis between the vertebral body of the 12th and 13th thoracic vertebra.|