SoCal Equine Hospital Installs Innovative CT Scanner

This addition to the clinic’s superior diagnostic imaging providers will present sufferers with the highest quality of care

SoCal Equine Hospital in Norco, California not too long ago put in a weight-bearing, upright Asto CT (Computed Tomography) Equina scanner for horses.

In a company version,1 SoCal Equine Hospital Veterinarian and Equine Surgeon Paul Wan, DVM, DACVS, CERT VBM, said, “The Equina is one of the most innovative, state-of-the-art imaging devices available for veterinary medicine. We can scan pairs of front or hind limbs, or the head/neck of a standing horse under light sedation, allowing the patient to get in and out in minutes with minimal stress and risk.”

In simply 3 days, the Equina was put in in one of many smallest rooms and rapidly used on a number of sufferers. In the primary 2 days, 15 horses have been scanned for varied limb and head/neck accidents. The throughput and talent to resolve difficult instances proved the worth of Equina’s standing CT.

Wan shared the main points of this primary case. “Dublin, a famous Belgian draft horse, developed chronic front limb lameness and was sent to SoCal Equine Hospital for diagnosis. We administered mild sedation, scanned his front limbs and immediately diagnosed a navicular fracture (see image below). Based on this diagnosis, we can now make a good treatment plan.”

SoCal Equine Hospital veterinarian and equine surgeon Katie Weatherall, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, added within the launch, “I am very impressed with the excellent image quality obtained by the Equina, and the ease of image acquisition. The opportunity to bring this new level of diagnostic imaging to our equine community is very exciting and I look forward to using the Equina in many future cases.”

“Asto CT is pleased to partner with SoCal Equine Hospital,” mentioned David Ergun, CEO of Asto CT. “We believe their advanced, technology-based approach to equine medicine is a good fit for Equina. We are excited to see Equina become available to Southern California’s large horse population.”

Patients might be scanned at SoCal Equine Hospital’s Norco-based clinic. All photos obtain an preliminary inside evaluate and are then despatched for exterior evaluate by a board-certified radiologist for a closing analysis.


Innovative expertise will additional enhance care at SoCal Equine Hospital. Press launch. SoCal Equine Hospital. March 2023. Accessed March 9, 2023.


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