digital imaging

New SoCal MRI Study Aims to Bring Clarity to its Diagnostic Role

Seeking a full stop to the spate of high-profile fatalities in the race that stops Australia, Racing Victoria this year tightened the veterinary screws. The practical rollout of these efforts can hardly be described as an unadulterated success, however. One of these new measures was a precautionary CT scan of all runners in the days leading up to the G1 Melbourne Cup--a target that hit the skids when Racing Victoria's new $1.27-million CT unit suffered a malfunction with the Cup field only half scanned, leaving the rest to be X-rayed...

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In Wake of Mongolian Groom Fatality, Both High- and Low-Tech Diagnostics Can Spur Improvement

Veterinarians who work in the Thoroughbred industry are still a year or two away from being able to make better practical use of emerging digital imaging technologies to avoid racehorse injuries before they happen, but there are some low-technology tools and practices that can be implemented to identify at-risk horses at both high-profile racing events and on a day-to-day basis. That was the takeaway message in a half-hour Thursday teleconference that featured Dr. Larry Bramlage. The internationally recognized equine orthopedic surgeon was fielding media questions one day after the release...

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