UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

PETscannerUC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.The University of California (UC) – Davis veterinary hospital recently acquired a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, becoming the first veterinary facility in the world to utilize the imaging technology for equine patients. In association with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health (CEH), the hospital will launch use of the PET scanner in the summer of 2016. The unit has been acquired for research and clinical studies on lameness diagnosis in horses.