Brachytherapy technology releases low energy ionizing radiation from a source that is located a short distance from the area that is being treated. It is positioned onto the skin or within a tumor cavity to rapidly deliver high doses of radiation to target tissues. The treatment involves administering ionizing radiation in increments, or fractions.
We are equipped with a General Electric Computed Tomography unit. The large animal table allows us to examine the head, neck, and extremities of horses weighing up to 2,000 pounds. It is especially helpful in horses with chronic sinus problems.
Our video endoscopy equipment includes a one and a three meter scope. The one meter scope is used for upper respiratory issues, while the three meter scope is used for gastroscopy. The scope can be used on the treadmill to diagnose difficult exercise intolerance disease processes. A diode laser is available to perform upper respiratory surgeries using an endoscope.
Our equine services include use of an MRI system for equine lower limb imaging. With this equipment, equine veterinarians can image sagital, transverse, and frontal planes of the lower limb. Additional sequences with the slices positioned for areas of special interest, such as the impar ligament during a foot examination, may be taken as well.
We have use of a high-speed treadmill for difficult lameness cases and in diagnosing difficult exercise intolerance cases.
Our ultrasound equipment includes standard portable ultrasound machines, machines with Doppler capabilities, and a team of experienced faculty and technicians to help with diagnostic challenges of the abdomen, thorax, neck, and legs.
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