In 2016, Penn Vet entered the frontlines of a revolution in imaging, becoming the first veterinary teaching hospital to install a robotics-controlled imaging system for use with standing horses. Today, this technology has evolved to become the centerpiece of New Bolton Center’s planned Advanced Imaging and Translational Center (AITC), a project supported by The Power of Penn Vet.
Anchoring the AITC will be a new intra-operative, robotic computed tomography (CT) system that advances clinical diagnosis, surgical guidance, and evaluation of anatomical
areas in ways never before possible. Developed specifically for New Bolton Center, the device will render extraordinarily detailed images, allowing researchers to accelerate
developments and potential applications in human medicine. A state-of-the-art operating room, patient preparation area, and a new high-field MRI unit—one of the only ones of its kind on the East Coast—are also planned.
As of publication, the $6.5 million center is nearly halfway funded, with $2.5 million committed.