First-of-its-kind magnetic resonance imaging technology available at NewBoltonCenter
Monday, October 10, 2005
KENNETT SQUARE, PA - In a major advancement for equine veterinary medicine services, the Widener Hospital for Large Animals at New Bolton Center is now offering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services with a dedicated large animal system that gives Penn vets greatly enhanced views of a horse's limb—from foot to knee and foot to hock, as well as the head. This technology is made possible through a collaborative partnership of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Universal Medical Systems, Inc., of Ohio and the manufacturer, Esaote of Italy.
"This collaborative agreement offers veterinarians and their equine patients an exponentially improved ability to accurately diagnose the cause of lameness, as well as sinus, neurological and cervical problems," says Dr. Alexia McKnight, assistant professor of radiology. "It will lead to more effective treatments for our greatest equine athletes as well as the beloved ‘back-yard’ pleasure horse."
The Widener Hospital is located on the Kennett Square, PA, campus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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