O-Scan: High-Resolution MRI System
The O-Scan is a high-resolution MRI system for diagnostic imaging using a low-field magnet. The MRI is capable of imaging extremities, from the foot to the hock (tarsus) or knee (carpus). The system, manufactured by Esaote, can also be used for other large animals.
The MRI is used primarily for soft-tissue injuries associated with lameness, but detects bone injury as well. It provides functional (inflammatory) information, in addition to anatomic data.
This new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005.
All images are reviewed by the clinician on the case, as well as a board-certified radiologist, with reports available within 48 hours.
- Foot, Bilateral feet
- The single-foot imaging includes a limited study of the opposite foot or a limited study of the pastern
- Proximal suspensory, Bilateral suspensory
- Proximal suspensory includes a limited study of the opposite suspensory
- Fetlock, Bilateral fetlock
- Carpus, Bilateral carpus
- Tarsus, Bilateral tarsus
Appointments are available Monday through Friday and can be made through Surgery or Sports Medicine.