New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Credits: Video produced by University of Pennsylvania University Communications Text: Katherine Unger Baillie; Video: Chip Murphy, Photography: Steven Minicola

EQUIMAGINE™ Robots - Media Resources

Drs Dallap and Richardson with Equine Robots


Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, in collaboration with Four Dimensional Digital Imaging (4DDI), offers a first-ever, robotics-controlled imaging system for use in the standing and moving horse. Penn Vet is the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world using the EQUIMAGINE™ system, which has clinical and research applications for both animal and human medicine.

Clinical Uses

Most specialists at New Bolton Center will be able to take advantage of the technology, including but not limited to those in:

  • Surgery, particularly orthopedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Neurology
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Internal medicine

About 4DDI

4DDI’s technology was developed over the past decade as a solution to address many of the shortcomings and limitations of conventional imaging technology. Originally intended for human application, 4DDI’s robotic-controlled imaging system has been adopted for animal and industrial applications. Its innovative employment of industrial robots to manipulate the imaging apparatus, coupled with 4DDI’s proprietary software, provides an unlimited scanning geometry capable of producing images of an unprecedented quality and resolution. 

About ABB

ABB, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, supplies the robots and many of the control components used in 4DDI systems. Learn more about ABB.

With Thanks

This acquisition was funded in part by a generous gift from the estate of Mimi Thorington.