Diagnostic Imaging is a general term used to describe techniques that are used to try and determine what is wrong with your horse/pony.
The Imaging modalities we have available at B&W Equine Group include:
- Nuclear Scintigraphy (Bone scanning)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Computed tomography (CT)
Radiography and Ultrasonography are regularly used in both orthopaedic and medical problems whilst ultrasonography is regularly used by our stud vets for scanning mares to determine when is the best time, in their oestrus cycle, to breed from them. It is used to confirm if a mare is in foal and for the management of twin pregnancies. It is also used to diagnose and manage fertility problems in mares.
Nuclear scintigraphy, MRI and CT are described as ‘Advanced Imaging Techniques’ and are used for more complicated cases & cases that are unresponsive to initial treatments. Nuclear scintigraphy and MRI are used for orthopaedic cases. We currently use CT for imaging horse heads and so it is very useful for examining horses with dental disease & head trauma.