COMPUTed  tomography IN  VETERINary medicine

Over the past years, we have worked in close partnership with leading veterinary specialists and engineers/technicians to develop a refined CT scanning system that addresses the specific needs of equine patients. 

Our priorities:

  • Highest patient and personnel safety 
  • High-end quality for bone as well as soft tissue imaging
  • Advancing imaging possibilities for equines

The unique setup enables a high-adjustable and horizontally movable platform to be connected  to a high-end human CT system. The horizontal movement of the platform is directly controlled by the CT system, which ensures perfect synchronization to the movement of the patient couch without any compromises regarding the protocol settings. 

To date, our CT scanner has been installed at six equine clinics in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.

 

This homepage is currently under construction. We will provide more detailed information about our CT system including photos, videos and exemplary cases soon. If you have questions, please contact us anytime: 

contact@vet-dicon.com

 


HOW DOES IT WORK?

The CT is built onto two unique mobile platforms that allow the scanner to move over the patient and be adjusted to the patients’ height. It enables imaging of the head, neck and extremities of a standing equine without having to move the patient (see "Diagnostic Scope" below). Furthermore, the patient can be positioned freely during the imaging process, without fixation in a closed stand. As a result, flight paths remain open and ensure the safety of patients and personnel. The examination of equines during general anaesthesia as well as small animals is also possible.   >> further information 


Image Quality

 

State-of-art spiral computed tomography - No compromises in images quality

  • Optional 16 (32) - 320(640) slice computed tomography
  • 0,5 mm detectors
  • Fully isotropic images in all planes - 0,31 x 0,31 x 0,31 mm (high contrast resolution)
  • Iterative algorithms - remove up to 50% background noise
  • Metal Artifact Reduction - improving visualization of implants, supporting bone and the adjacent soft tissues)
  • Double-slice technology
  • Large gantry aperture of 90 cm and the largest true field of view of 70cm (85cm extended FOV)

Safety / hygiene

 

  • No stock is needed to position the patient, resulting in an open design for increased comfort and safety of patient and personnel 
  • The patient is positioned on the ground level, which is safe and easy to keep clean
  • The patient does not need to be moved during the examination, thereby improving image quality and safety of patient and personnel

diagnostic Scope

Equine standing:

Equine under general anaesthesia:

  • Head, neck and thorax up to T6 (Gallery)
  • Front limb: shoulder, elbow to hoof
  • Hind limb: knee to hoof, hip (may be limited by the equine’s size) (Gallery)

Small Animals:

  • Full body