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Computed Tomography

At Pioneer we use the most advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner, the Pegaso™ by Epica™. With this machine’s impressive 120cm gantry, we have the capability to scan the neck and head of a horse standing and lower limbs up to the stifle of a horse under anesthesia. Computed tomography takes many x-ray measurements from different angles to produce virtual “slices” of the specific area being scanned, allowing us to see very subtle fractures, ligament tears, cartilage lesions, masses, abnormalities in the sinus and roots of the teeth. Standing CT’s can be done during a normal appointment time frame; however, if the patient needs to be anesthetized they will require a longer stay. Preliminary results of the CT are available immediately. Final results of the scan will be available after review by an independent radiologist.