We have a dedicated radiography suite with a gantry-mounted Siemens Gigantos x-ray machine and AGFA computed radiography system which enables us to take extremely detailed, high-quality radiographs of the appendicular skeleton, thorax, head and neck.
We also have light-weight mobile generators for use in the hospital and in our first opinion practice (DVEP); and the Cuattro II digital radiography system for immediate acquisition of images. If required, all radiographic images from a horse can be copied onto a CD and sent to the referring veterinary surgeon or insurance company.
If required, all radiographic images from a horse can be copied onto a CD and sent to the referring veterinary surgeon or insurance company.
Radiography remains the backbone of lameness diagnosis, and high quality computerised radiography means that we get excellent images of the skeleton to maximise our diagnostic ability.
Radiography of the head
Radiography is an important part of the work up of many cases, particularly those involving the sinuses and/or teeth. The department has published widely on radiography of the equine head and has been responsible for developing innovative techniques in this field.