Ground-breaking new technology in the US can help horses, and humans, too
In 2016, Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center became the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world to utilise the EQUIMAGINE™ system. So, what is the EQUIMAGINE™? And what are its implications for the world of horse sports?
The EQUIMAGINE™ is a standing computed tomography (CT) system developed by Four Dimensional Digital Imaging (4DDI), and the system itself consists of two robots. New Bolton Center was chosen as the beta testing site because they were willing to develop protocol for working with large animals, particularly horses, an element 4DDI considered important, as they believe that if the system works with large animals, it can be easily transferred to other species, including humans.